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Attend a book signing - CHECK!

29 October 200812:30PMlife

Yesterday I went and saw Matthew Reilly speak, answer and sign at my brother's school.

It's the first time I've ever been to a book signing and/or author talk ever, and I have to say it was an enjoyable experience. A couple of his points really rang true, like the ones about writing what you enjoy reading, and especially the one about the ideas drawer. I've had an ideas book for a while now but I have to admit a drawer in which you can toss papers, clippings, trinkets, anything that would inspire you is a really good idea. I may have to get me one of those.

By the way, since Matt is the owner of all the Matthew Reilly books in the house, I had to settle for a high five instead. He was pretty cool about it too! Anyway, if you haven't read any of his stuff, I recommend any of them, but my personal favourite is Temple. His writing is really fast paced action adventure thriller style stuff with no 'rest breaks' (which was one of his big points- he said "I liked action books but I didn't see why they needed all the boring bits... I thought, 'I can do better than them!' and I did.")

That is all for the present time.

Rockwell

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