What to Read Next; Prepare Yourself for The Weekend

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ~ Mark Twain

You battle your way through five days of the week, Monday through Friday, and then, come the weekend, you settle down with a relieved sigh and reach for a good book. Only to realize, a little belatedly, that you don’t have anything good to read.

We’ve all been there, myself included. And the answer to this problem is simple; be prepared!

This Monday, spare five minutes to select your weekend reading material. Really, you won’t regret it – can you honestly say expecting something in the post doesn’t add an extra thrill to your day?

To make this daunting task a little easier – so much choice! – here is one of my, newly appointed, favourite books:

Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success, by K.M. Weiland

“Blurk!” you say. “That’s a how-to book.”

And you’re right. But it’s a how-to book for writing, and you’re a writer. So naturally, by definition, you’ll love it. But never mind by definition. This book is extremely helpful.

In chapter three, K.M. Weiland brings up the ‘What If’ question. She says, “In the space of a few notebook pages, my story leapt from a simple tale of vengeance, redemption, and love in the Middle Ages, to a complicated story of intrigue and suspense.”

Unexpectedly, after reading that section, the same thing happened to me.

And that revelation, dear writers, is the most exhilarating thing ever.

What to Read Next; Prepare Yourself for The Weekend

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