Returned to Webook after about 3 years. I am leaving my old "about me" info below as it was written back when I started webooking from Austria in 2008. I have since started my own business and completed my second novel that is looking for a home.
I love Jacobs Icepresso Latte in the 250ml cans. It has an ice cold coffee-kick. My current consumption is 750ml per day. I'll let you know if that changes.
I'm currently reading mostly German language stuff. I've been learning German for a few years now, and my reading level is at the 10 year old level. It’s surprising how much my German reading has improved my English writing. When I read German, I have no feel for an author’s style, I’m completely unable to appreciate finely crafted prose; in fact, I’m only able to glean the most basic elements of the story. If I can get through a German book, it’s only because the story sustained me. It has nothing to do with how the story is written, but how it’s told.
I'm browsing through projects on WEbook to see what's been going on while I was working on revisions to THE LEGEND OF VINNY WHISKERS. If you're looking for feedback, I'm most interested in reading first chapters of completed novels, or humorous stand alone essays. If your project is one of the above, feel free to send me a note. I don't give line by line corrections, I tend to offer broad feedback.
By the way, I blog at www.gregorykemp.com.
- I've dabbled in creative stuff all my life, but to find validation here at WEbook through the publication of 101 Things and The Legend of Vinny Whiskers, well, that'll sustain me for life.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Literary, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story
City of Thieves, David Benioff
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
Hawaii, James Michener
Spell for Chameleon, Piers Anthony
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
The Hot Zone, Richard Preston
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Atom, Isaac Asimov
Dune, Frank Herbert
Watership Down, Richard Adams