Roundabout Views

Fresh Asphalt Article
12/28/2017 - 11:00am

I have heard many different writers say different things why you should write a book. "Know who you are writing for." "Know your audience." But I have never heard, "Write your book as if no one is ever going to read it." That's how this article grabbed my attention.

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12/14/2017 - 11:00am

I have been working on a novel. I don't know if it's any good or if I will even attempt to publish it is still unknown to me, but I have been having a lot of fun working on it. A few days ago, I had just finished the second chapter and was feeling a little proud of myself. My sister noticed and asked why I was in a good mood, so I told her why and she asked to read it.

Fresh Asphalt Article
11/30/2017 - 11:00am

Have you ever known someone that hoarded books? Maybe it's not that extreme, but maybe it is. The Japanese came up with a word for someone that hoards books.

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11/23/2017 - 12:00pm

Ever since I was a little kid, I have spent every single Thanksgiving dinner at my grandmother's house. It's always a fun time. I get to spend time with my cousins that I don't get to see very often. I get to visit the farm and take an hour or so to walk around in the fields just enjoying the fresh air and freedom that you can't have within the city limits. I get to eat more than my fair share of fattening food, but most of all, I get to enjoy time with my family.

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11/16/2017 - 11:00am

Recently, a group of writers and I went to the Nimrod Writers Conference. I went last year and enjoyed it, but this year was much better. Each year, they choose 1 novelist and 1 poet to come and share about how they write and read a little bit of their upcoming books. The novelist this year was Laura Van Den Berg. Laura's recent novel is a mystery called 'Find Me'. I haven't had a chance to read it just yet but when she read a small piece of it, I loved it.

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11/02/2017 - 12:00pm

For weeks, I picked out my most flattering and professional outfits. Two comfortable dresses, two cardigans, two pairs of nice shoes, some comfy clothes, just in case. I have this habit of packing early for every trip out of town I take. I still forget stuff, but it makes me feel better. On this trip, I forgot pajama pants. Figures. Nonetheless, I was excited for all that we would do and see.