The Summer Heat Descends – A Haiku

It’s the time of the week I love! The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun! This week the words are summer and fun. Early summer in Colorado has been spectacular. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. We have only used our air conditioner once so far. I love these nights with […]

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$1,000 Prize for Self-Published eBooks

WOW! This is one I have never seen before! Watch the deadline and let me know if you submit your book. Hugs! ❤ Source: $1,000 Prize for Self-Published eBooks

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writers Challenge – “Faith”

Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! Time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading! Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration. Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging […]

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Everything You Need To Know BEFORE You Start To Edit

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
I finished the first draft of my novel in August last year. I was B.U.Z.Z.I.N.G I’d finally done what I said I’d do – write a book… Ok, I finished a draft. I listened to the advice you gave on what I should do next, which was… Nothing – Lock the…

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The Best Editing Trick I Ever Learnt

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
Editing is a bitch. I’ve written about the differences between?editing and revising?before. But my dear friend Ali?recently taught me one of the best, most practically useful lessons I’ve ever learnt when it comes to editing. See, for a long time, I wrote, linearly, and then when I finished, I went…

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A New Addition to the Family

Good Tuesday morning! I wanted to share the new addition to our family – an Ohio Buckeye tree! This tree will replace the oak tree the builder planted in front of our house last summer. Unfortunately, the tree did not survive the winter. The main truck was damaged. We knew it had to be replaced. […]

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27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

I had to share this post. Please check the dates. Some of the contests are quarterly… Good luck! ❤ Don’t be taken in by scammy contests: there are legitimate competitions for your prose and poetry. Here are some free writing contests to get started. Source: 27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

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Silver’s Word of the Week – Vexillology

Welcome to Silver’s Word of the Week where I try to find strange and unusual words to ignite our vocabulary to new levels! Are you ready to learn a new word? This week our word is VEXILLOLOGY and is courtesy of Dictionary.com Since the news the last couple of weeks has been so dismal, I thought […]

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