Writer’s Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three down the palate to tap, at three on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta” That’s probably the best first sentence of a novel i’ve ever read. I can understand why Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was recommended by Francine Prose in the ‘Narration’ chapter of Reading Like A Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them. I think it should be top on the list of books to learn from (read: … Continue reading Writer’s Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Reading like a Writer

I’m not really one of those people that makes New Year’s resolutions. I’m more of the kind that makes a list of goals on a monthly basis. Sometimes I achieve them. Sometimes I don’t. But there is always something I’m working on. Right now I’m working on starting my voyage into the ocean of short-story writing. My plan had been to set a 30-day challenge for myself to start writing short stories everyday from a certain date. However, I feel as though I’m lacking the preparation to begin this challenge this week and succeed. So I’ve gotten a bunch of … Continue reading Reading like a Writer