Punctuation Standards in British English – Grammarly Blog | Grammarly Blog

  A little help for my British writer friends. It helped me too, as I read many British authors and puzzled over the differences in punctuation. ❤ There are certain punctuation standards in British English that are important for a writer to understand. Even the most insightful article might be dismissed by … Source: Punctuation … Continue reading Punctuation Standards in British English – Grammarly Blog | Grammarly Blog

Use Your Dreams To Be Endlessly Creative | Write to Done

  I love this idea! Start a dream journal to make your characters come to life! ❤ People often ask me for writing advice, and they’re surprised when the first thing I tell them is to keep a dream journal. In fact, many people look downright suspicious, perhaps fearing I’ll go on to advise them … Continue reading Use Your Dreams To Be Endlessly Creative | Write to Done

Silver’s Book Reviews – “CATCHING FEATHERS IN THE WIND,” By Diane Hall

Title:  Catching Feathers in the Wind Author: Diane Hall File Size: 1090 KB Print Length: 306 pages  Publisher: Diane Hall; 3 edition Publication Date: September 2, 2015 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC  Language: English ASIN:  B0145AT30S ISBN-10: 0955973384 ISBN-13: 978-0955973383 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Women's Fiction, Romance, Religion, Spirituality, Humor Do you believe in Angels? Jayna is an Archangel who decides to incarnate back to Earth into … Continue reading Silver’s Book Reviews – “CATCHING FEATHERS IN THE WIND,” By Diane Hall

Silver’s Writing Fever – #am writing!

I just want to let everyone know that I #am writing! I have set a deadline for the completion of my manuscript The Swamp Fairy. I know I have not been the best blog friend right now as I have not been able to visit most of you. I hope you will forgive me and … Continue reading Silver’s Writing Fever – #am writing!

8 Words to Seek & Destroy in Your Writing

Great writing tips for editing your manuscript here! ❤

Shirley McLain

This is a piece previously posted by Robbie Blair that contains useful information that I want to share with you. Since I’m in the process of doing my final edit on Princess Adele’s Dragon I found this article helped me.  Maybe it can help you also.  Have a blessed week.  Shirley

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Creating powerful prose requires killing off the words, phrases, and sentences that gum up your text. While a critical eye and good judgment are key in this process, some terms almost always get in the way. Here are eight words or phrases that should be hunted down in your story and deleted with extreme prejudice.

“Suddenly”

“Sudden” means quickly and without warning, but using the word “suddenly” both slows down the action and warns your reader. Do you know what’s more effective for creating the sense of the sudden? Just saying what happens.

I pay attention to every…

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The 2016 Publishing Shift

Here are some publishing predictions for 2016! ❤

The Write Nook

In any industry, there is such a vast amount of knowledge that you should know in order to be successful in it. Knowing what’s ‘in’, what’s ‘out’, what’s ‘hot’, and what’s ‘not’ is essential. Publishing is one of those industries, for better or worse. It’s exciting to watch the publishing market evolve over time, but it can also leave you staring at your computer screen asking yourself, “Wait, when did that become a thing?” In publishing, trends happen fast and we need to be able to catch them while they are still here. Lucky for us publishing professionals and authors, we have awesome people sifting through this information for us- like the wonderful people at Written Word Media. They have read through all the most important articles (like those by Mark Coker Jane Friedman, and Joanna Penn) about the publishing industry going into 2016 for us. I wish everything…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #81 Trill & Final

Ronovan has chosen some interesting words this week to use in our haiku's: trill, and final. I used "quaver," for trill and "ultimate," for final. I have been working like crazy on my book, The Swamp Fairy. Many of the haiku I share have found their way into my book at the beginning of each … Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #81 Trill & Final