Category Archives: Janis Wildy book reviews

Have you read The House Girl by Tara Conklin?

In all my ideas about how to jump-start my writing again, I forgot to notice that I hadn’t been reading much fiction in the past six months.  I read blog posts all the time and articles, and lots of non-fiction. … Continue reading

Posted in Around Seattle, Janis Wildy book reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dive into Lucy Knisley’s travelogues of genius, “An Age of License” and “Displacement”

Gush a lot.  That’s what I’m planning on doing when I go to Emerald City Comicon next month.  I’m hoping that I get to gush to Lucy Knisley, New York Times best-selling cartoonist about her graphic novels, “An Age of License,” and “Displacement,” put out … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Wildy book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

Posted in Around Seattle, Book Reviews, For Fun, Janis Wildy about writing, Janis Wildy book reviews, Macarons and books for Francophiles, Tea and Jane Austen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to be a Parisian wherever you are

Imagine that your friends in Paris have just sent you an enormous stuffed envelope.  You open it and out spills candid photos, a collection of lists and short essays.  There are even a few recipes.  Your friends want you to know how a Parisian … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, For Fun, Janis Wildy about writing, Janis Wildy book reviews, Macarons and books for Francophiles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From blog to book: Tish Jett’s “Forever Chic”

What is it that French women have to make them seem so youthful and stylish, even hot as they age?   Journalist and blogger Tish Jett has been on a journey to find out how French women maintain health, beauty … Continue reading

Posted in Janis Wildy book reviews, Macarons and books for Francophiles, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Considering Nanowrimo? Stay on track with the brilliant “the 90-day novel” by Alan Watt.

The energy behind Nanowrimo is so contagious, it is impossible to resist.  The premise is to complete 50,000 words in the month of November to “win.”  In order to reach that 50,000 word goal, a lot of writing gets included … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Janis Wildy about writing, Janis Wildy book reviews, On Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing tips from “Outlander” series author, Diana Gabaldon

With the amazing “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon being made into a television mini-series this fall, I thought it might be a great time to revisit “The Outlandish Companion” for some writing tips. The “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Janis Wildy book reviews, Janis Wildy writings, On Writing, Tea and Jane Austen, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments