THE AWAKENING is a little gem of a thriller with a huge concept that rivals Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code....The plotting is ingenious and fast-paced, with edge-of-your seat scenes and unsuspected twists and turns that are the hallmarks of well-done thrillers....skillfully written and has well-drawn characters for whom you genuinely care.
Why Do I Like Don Draper? 18 Jan 2014 | 5:13 pm
Warning - This Post Contains Mad Men Season 6 SpoilersA male friend -- who isn't a Mad Men fan -- watched the Season 6 premiere with me. Afterwards, he turned to me and said, referring to Don Draper, "I don't understand why you like this character." As a writer, I always want to understand what makes a particular character compelling or likable, or both or neither. As to Don, for me, it's both. The puzzle is, why? Don Draper is a womanizer, he treats my favorite character (Peggy) badly much of the time, and he's a fraud, literally and figuratively. And yet...Don...Read more...
5 Ways to Be More Productive -- And More Relaxed -- In The New Year 8 Jan 2014 | 3:45 pm
Relax -- unlike some articles on productivity, the suggestions below are not meant to help you do more than you’re doing now. Instead, I hope they will help you enjoy your work more, relax more, and open up a little extra free time in the new year.1. Know your best times of day for different tasksOur brains work differently at different times of the day. Figuring out the ideal time to perform a task can make it more enjoyable and lessen the amount of time you spend on it. Most people are more creative in the...Read more...