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…. Continue reading

$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! <3 Source: $1,000 Prize for Self-Published eBooks Continue reading

#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 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… Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know BEFORE You Start To Edit

I had to share this post also which describes the difference between revising and editing! Fabulous discussion! Continue reading

The Best Editing Trick I Ever Learnt

Sacha Black has some excellent tips on how to edit your own manuscript. See if this works for you! 💜 Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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! <3 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… Continue reading

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 Since the news the last couple of weeks has… Continue reading

Yea, Yeah, Yay! | Grammarly Blog

Do you know when you use yea, yeah, and yay? I get them confused… how about you? Here’s help! 😀 Yea, yeah, and yay are three words that are commonly equated with the word yes. If you’re one of the people doing it, you would… Source: Yea, Yeah, Yay! |… Continue reading

Writing Tips: Eliminate Redundancies | Writing Forward

I share articles that help me on my journey to writing a better novel. I hope they will help you also. If we don’t practice, we don’t learn. This is excellent information! <3 Eliminate redundancies to improve your writing. Writers are human, and sometimes we make mistakes. You’re probably aware… Continue reading