The layout is a bit difficult, since there's no TOC there's no way to navigate around the book other than clicking forward and back arrows. Because ofThe layout is a bit difficult, since there's no TOC there's no way to navigate around the book other than clicking forward and back arrows. Because of how the author has structured the book, that makes it a little overwhelming . But that's my only complaint. The prompts are creative and not a bunch of tired old concepts on the page. The seasonal theme makes the book fun to work with. For example, if you want prompts on summer plants, he's got it! I love that, just wish there was an easy way to navigate through the various categories of the text for ease of use....more
Nice introduction to the sisters, their curious cat, and some of the faces in town. I look forward to continuing this series, I'm a huge fan of romantNice introduction to the sisters, their curious cat, and some of the faces in town. I look forward to continuing this series, I'm a huge fan of romantic suspense and cozy mystery style books plus the sisters are just fun! Other than a couple little editing snags the book was well written and kept my interest to the end. Read it in 3 sittings and I'm a slow reader but I love page turners!...more
Virtually every resource possible for this type of Copywriter. Great advice, tips & tricks for successfully writing and marketing quality content.Virtually every resource possible for this type of Copywriter. Great advice, tips & tricks for successfully writing and marketing quality content. Easy to understand, plain language. A must own resource for any Copywriter's shelf!...more
A necessary reference tool for any Freelance Writer. Some slightly dated material on web writing but that's to be expected in such a fast changing indA necessary reference tool for any Freelance Writer. Some slightly dated material on web writing but that's to be expected in such a fast changing industry. The benefits of direct advice, tips, hints and examples from Bowerman's own arsenal far outweigh any material that isn't current for 2013. I will buy his follow up. Bowerman is a new favorite Author for me - a budding Freelance Writer - and I'm thankful for his simple language and easy to understand descriptions. A must read for any Writer who is also an entrepreneur!...more
Living through a recession would be hard enough on anyone but for the lead character, Lily, in Sonya Vaughn's Words Falling Like Water, a recession isLiving through a recession would be hard enough on anyone but for the lead character, Lily, in Sonya Vaughn's Words Falling Like Water, a recession is just scratching the surface of her problems. With a husband who has not only made himself virtually non-existent but also has essentially left Lily in the dust to clean up every mess around her (including raising her son all but alone), it’s no doubt the woman might snap. Add in a boss from hell in a dead-end job that proves her only option at the time, a flailing nationwide economy, and a young child that doesn’t know any better than to call for his mom (regardless of how little sleep she’s getting) and you have a recipe for disaster.
Or do you?
At every turn Lily is smacked with the worst life can throw at her and more. But despite everything, she keeps her hope alive (no matter how bleak it might be) that things can and will get better. But can she get out of the auto industry and turn her life around before the industry pulls her down into the depths of despair like her husband?
I enjoyed the honest dialogue and heart wrenching prose that showed just how vulnerable we can be when the country takes a nose dive and we are caught in the middle. Marriages, jobs, relationships, bank accounts – they could all flail. It’s what we do after the tornado passes over that proves our worth as a character and Vaughn has shown us a strong and resilient character in Lily.
I didn’t know Michigan at all but it didn’t matter, the setting had little to do with the story other than Lily being from Detroit and struggling to survive when the city is hit hard.
The reader is never really told what the husband did for work prior to his layoff but it is inferred he too was in the auto industry. There were a few spelling or punctuation mistakes throughout but for an Indie publication this book is well constructed. It took me a few minutes to figure out Kristina was the sister, I wanted more from/with her. She was always there but it felt like the conversations between the sisters were sometimes rushed for pacing instead of really hashing it out like Lily does with her husband. A lot more could be developed on the sister's relationship. There were times it felt drawn out, many of the scenes at her job could be cut or cut back - once the reader is set up to understand the evil nature of the boss, the frantic pace in the office, etc. it is unnecessary to continue making the point.
Overall though this is an extremely solid effort from a first time novelist and I’ll look forward to reading future books from Vaughn....more