Nerve Wracking | Grammarly Blog

The Grammarly Blog brings us another great explanation of which phrase is correct... wracking or racking! Click the highlighted link at the end of the post to read their explanation. ❤ “Nerve-racking” is the original and correct spelling of this phrase, which describes something that makes you extremely nervous. “Nerve-wracking” is a widely-used and well-established … Continue reading Nerve Wracking | Grammarly Blog

Elemental Beings

There are four elements in nature: fire, air, earth, and water. In fact, our ancient astrological signs are based on these four elements. The three fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The three air signs are Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini. The three earth signs are Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. And lastly, the three water signs … Continue reading Elemental Beings

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds

I just stumbled upon this challenge sponsored by Elsie in New Zealand, on her blog, Ramblings of a Writer! How exciting. Since I've started my own Tanka Challenge how could I resist? You can never have too many Haiku or Tanka Challenges for me. ❤ Her requirements are to make the Tanka about game birds. … Continue reading Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds

Silver’s Fairy Portal

A couple of months ago, my two granddaughters, Maleah and Arianna, and I set out to create some fairy houses for my office. After all, you can't write about fairies and invite them into your life and not have somewhere for them to visit you! Maleah & Arianna I had a plan in mind, but … Continue reading Silver’s Fairy Portal

How to Create a Compelling Character Arc – ProWritingAid

Did you know that almost all characters follow one of just three kinds of character arcs? Seriously, you want to read this! Click on the highlighted link below to read this great information. ❤ The standard definition of a character arc is how your main character changes over the course of your story.The most common … Continue reading How to Create a Compelling Character Arc – ProWritingAid

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Farewell”

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. Please use #WQWWC on your post so when we share to Twitter we can retweet you and spread the inspiration. Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in … Continue reading #WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Farewell”

Does FB Sell Books & Do Writers Need a Facebook Fan Page?

This is a must read! What do you guys think? How do you authors do with your fan page? ❤

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Social media is powerful for connecting us (our books) with the very people we wrote them for to begin with. But, we are wise to appreciate that creating a brand and cultivating genuine and passionate fans is not going to happen overnight. The deeper the roots, the stronger the brand and the platform.

Why that is important is if we keep chasing the newest shiny, we fail to ever gain compounding results. We are chasing fad after fad. Thus a saner approach is to build places that are the most stable.

***Yes, we can build on Instagram and SnapChat and the like, but that will come with more risk and possibly devour time we need to write more books.

The blog is still the strongest and most resilient form of social media. Blogs have been around since the 90s and unless the Internet goes down? Blogs will remain.

But other…

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From Grammarly to WordRake: A Review of 6 Automatic Editing Tools

There are some great FREE editing tools here. Check them out! Just click the highlighted link at the end of this post to see the list. ❤   Which automatic editing tool is best for writers? We tested six popular options. Source: From Grammarly to WordRake: A Review of 6 Automatic Editing Tools

Gray or Grey? | Grammarly Blog

I run into this word all the time. I want to use "grey..." hmm. Maybe I have some English leanings! LOL! Anyway, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the differences. ❤ Grey and gray are two different spellings of the same word. Gray is more common in the United States, … Continue reading Gray or Grey? | Grammarly Blog