Building Your Library

Remember, summer reading clubs as children? Sometimes, we need to create our own summer camp and get through the list of books that we never finished. I know all of you have your own pile at home as story tellers, writers, and content creators. Let’s make a change this summer to get through our pile of intentions.

Intention doesn’t equal action. Reading our fellow authors inspire, motivate, and set off the idea bells in our brains. I love stories that send me through a wave of emotions as the plot moves forward. Some margins are filled will notes, Post-It’s, and doodles as I build my own resource library at home.

Besides, it’s our job to consume our own interest in order to get better at our own craft. Let’s be honest, how many of us have really sat down lately and seriously tried a writing exercise? One month of writing prompts lead me to publishing book of romantic short stories, and additional writing resource journals for other writers this year. The road to your publishing world might surprise you, and your best seller might be a how-to or self-help for other writers.

What’s in my book pile to finish? Local Minnesota authors.

Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles – I found this book while on my Literary Road trip to a small town in Northern Minnesota while visiting the International Wolf Center.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger – this book was recommended to me by a second-hand book shop owner. This is a murder/mystery and in a different genre that I normally read but I thought I would give it a try for more small town action.

Don’t know where to begin or can’t browse the shelves of a local bookstore? You can always click on Amazon Books, or you can find reviews at

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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