Ben Hanscom. I always really related to and admired how pure his love for Beverly was. When she liked Bill he didn't try to hold on to her or interfere with that, he just wanted her to be happy. That's true love, letting something you love go so it can be free and happy. I just really admire his strength of character, his courage, his skill in architecture, his very soft-spoken but valuable place in the group. I feel like that's being overly analytical of him but I just really like his character.
There was this one book I forgot the name of but it had this sick girl and she would change colors and she turned into a giant pill and turned into her bedroom wall or something it was pretty wacky. How a bout yours?
I actually get a decent amount of recommendations from reddit. Although lately I've tried to curb that as there are too many books on here that seemingly everyone suggests that I have not enjoyed all that much. I've found that, for the most part, the Amazon and Goodreads recommendations are pretty accurate though.
Creepiest part of a book I ever read was the chapter 'Riddles In the Dark' from The Hobbit. I first read it when I was eight and I can still vividly remember the part where Bilbo ends up in Gollums cavern/underground lake. The description of it was so terrifying to me. whats yours?
I read Moby Dick this summer and it wasn’t what I expected (in a good way) , there was more humor in the beginning and it wasn’t as linear as I thought it would be. There were definitely some philosophical stuff in there that was a bit over my head and I don’t think I caught some of the metaphors but several months after reading it I find myself thinking about it more so than most books I’ve read.
The narrators are really quite good. I hope at some point they will be remixed with music and sound effects. I’ve listened to about a hundred Star Wars audiobooks and they all have full scores and effects. Admittedly it’s a different experience than strictly reading, but it does add a layer of engagement in the material.
Whether you agree with him or not, Byron Sharp's 'How Brands Grow' has made a significant impact on the industry, and has even influenced major clients to put their agencies up for review. So, definitely check it out.
Write something. Anything. The hardest part is starting, so I find it helps if you have a scene you want to include and you start by writing that.
Alternatively I've had a particular character I was interested in and I just wrote a random scene with him. It put words together and made the whole process real, making it much easier to flesh out the rest of the story