As your holiday gift to yourself, buy the book. Not the "special edition" with the bell and the CD and Lord knows what else. Not the Kindle download. The basic book. Because it's all you need.
Read Whole Story
The truth of the matter in writing is that writers all too often over-complicate the notion of engaging an audience, especially when writing mysteries, thrillers and compelling dramas.
I fell in love with Chris Van Allsburg's books about a dozen years ago when one of my boys brought home a copy of The Polar Express from the library.
"The Polar Express" is a book about hope and joy and how kids can possess a more unfettered wisdom than adults, and it is the summation of all that is great about the holiday season.
This is, by my count, the third version of Dickens' story that Walt Disney Studios has put out. The story, however, was always Dickens', as it is now.
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