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Month: January 2017

Six steps to ensuring a lively book discussion

I have recently joined a new book club through my workplace and I am very excited about it. What I’m most excited about is that I’m not running this one, after I ran one a few years ago and just grew frustrated with it. This time, all I have to do is read the assigned book, show up to the meeting, and contribute to the discussion. Simple! Well, you’d think it would be that simple, but books clubs in general can be a source of frustration if people only approach it half-arsed. So here are my personal top steps that all book club members should take to ensure a lively book discussion.

My writing goals for 2017

I was recently inspired by this post from Natasha Lester to set myself some writing goals for the first time. As someone who works best when I have a deadline, and having recently been introduced to bullet journalling, I figured now was as good a time as any to focus on, and actively make time for, some realistic writing goals. 2017 will, however, be a busy year for me given that I need to finish my thesis and I’m also getting married, so I needed these goals to be realistic and, hopefully, achievable.