Book 12 Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama fulfills the “Book about a World Leader” prompt for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Some may question my choice on this prompt. As First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama labored to create new programs for healthy living for children. She worked very hard to be a mother, wife, and …

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline 1. Timeline The simple answer to the question “What do I use Aeon Timeline for?” is a timeline. I know that sounds obvious, but think about how that could work for a project. Chart each event of a novel, novella, story, whatever with details added for character, setting, and arcs. …

Book 11 Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells fulfills the “Book with a with a robot, cyborg, or AI character” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the fourth novella in the Murderbot series. The fifth will be published this May. The new one is a full novel rather than the novella format of the first …

How to Use Aeon Timeline

How to Use Aeon Timeline To begin, get familiar with Aeon Timeline’s vocabulary. Entity—people, locations, story arcs, projects, etc. associated with events Event—an occurrence on the timeline Relationship—a connection between an Entity and an Event Group—a set of entities based on their relationship Aeon Timeline allows a user to jump in right away in creating …

Book 10 X by Sue Grafton

X by Sue Grafton fulfills the category “Book with only Words on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It’s number twenty-four in her Kinsey Millhone series. Yes, I have read all the others and plan to finish Y is for Yesterday by the end of 2020. Plus, doing X for my tenth blog …

Aeon Timeline: Project Manager

Aeon Timeline is a visual, project management program that creates detailed timelines. It began as an idea for writers to have a more substantial timeline software but has expanded with templates for everyday use, such as legal, financial, and project planning. It can even be used as a day calendar. In general, the program can …

Book 9 A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole fulfills the “Book by a Woman of Color” category for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The novel seemed like a fantastic choice to end Black History Month, for everything Ms. Cole has done for Romance Writers of America over the years and especially the past two months. I …

Book 8 The Hunger

The Hunger by Alma Katsu fulfills the category “Book with a Map” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Since February is Women in Horror Month, I posted the novel now rather than part of the horror fest I have planned for October. The book is an alternate history of the Donner Party with a scary …

Literature Map

Today, I want to share a site that one of my reference librarians, Trevor Oakley, shared with me. Both readers and writers will find the site useful. It’s called Literature Map. https://www.literature-map.com/ The site assists readers in finding authors similar to those they enjoy, plain and simple.  Type the name of an author and the …

Book 7 Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts by Kathryn R. Biel fulfills the “Book I Meant to Read in 2019” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. I read the first two novels in the New Beginnings series last year. I enjoy Ms. Biel’s stories very much. I read Paradise by the Dashboard Lights this fall, then slapped myself …