M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

I recently caught the movie version of Robert James Waller’s best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County on PBS and I liked it better than the book. This being a rare occurrence, I decided to reread the book to dispute this rare anomaly. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the reread, I have to admit that the movie interpretation of the novel trumps the written word. This … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Dance to the Piper by Nora Roberts is the second book in The O’Hurleys series and introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grow up on the road. Dance to the Piper, the second of this four book series, introduces Maddy, a free spirit professional Broadway dancer, and the youngest of the O’Hurley triplets. An … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks brings Ira Levinson a lonely, ninety-one year old in poor health together with a young couple, Sophia and cowboy Luke, for a wonderful romantic ride that in the end changes their lives forever. Once again, Sparks’ storytelling, eloquent descriptions of emotions and characters, realistic issues in relationships come together into a seamless, powerful story of love and devotion. The … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton is the fourth book of her Alphabet Series and another great adventure with Kinsey Millhone. A mysterious man asks Kinsey to deliver $25k to a teenager and Kinsey’s suspicious radar immediately goes off, but with bills to pay, she accepts the case. In time, Alvin Limardo, the mysterious man is found floating in the Santa Teresa surf. The … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

My AARGH, #@%& Editing Moments: Edit

Edit to this story. Editing is not cheap and it’s a necessary evil. You don’t want to publish something you’ve worked on for so long to contain all sorts of mistakes. Also for me, who deals with attention deficit disorder, getting someone to check my work is crucial. So, off I went in search of an editor to suit my genre and needs. Finding the … Continue reading My AARGH, #@%& Editing Moments: Edit

Searching For The Right Descriptive Words? 201

Sometimes you run into that aargh # @%& moments, when you do, a little help is all you need to get you back on track and get your writing juices going again. These word lists may help you find the perfect tone. Click on each link to be rerouted. Words used to describe facial expressions  Master List of Facial Expressions for Writers! Descriptive Faces–A Resource … Continue reading Searching For The Right Descriptive Words? 201