Colleen’s 2018 Book Reviews: “Quill & Ink – Inspirational, Motivational and Creative Writings,” by Deborah A. Bowman

Title: Quill & Ink - Inspirational, Motivational and Creative Writings Amazon Author Page: Deborah A. Bowman Publication Date: November 22, 2015 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Spiritual Growth, Ancient Classical & Medieval Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B018F05SU8&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_.LzPAbAVWB1AV IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: Are you a creative person who loves the paranormal; The Spiritual Universe; ancient myths and legends; fantasy; and the healing, playful … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 Book Reviews: “Quill & Ink – Inspirational, Motivational and Creative Writings,” by Deborah A. Bowman

Where’s Silver?

Hi! I know, I haven't been around much. I suppose you're tired of not reading anything new or original from me in a while. So, here's what I've been up to. Editing and rewriting, to be exact. The Heart Stone Chronicles have filled my days. I still can't get over how Wendy Anne Darling's Bookxeedo … Continue reading Where’s Silver?

Using -ing Words | The Editor’s Blog

I wish there was a magic wand I could wave to correct my grammar as I continue editing my novel. How about you? Read this comprehensive article about editing and how to fix some of your mistakes. This is a MUST-READ! ❤  There's a lot of conflicting advice that tells writers to never use words … Continue reading Using -ing Words | The Editor’s Blog

Understand the Tools of your Trade

Here is some great EDITING help we all probably have at our fingertips and didn’t know! Thanks, Jo Robinson! ❤

Lit World Interviews

You’re unlikely to find gainful employment as a secretary if you can’t type. Any job of work that you want to do obviously requires some study and knowledge of what you’re going to be doing. Likewise if you’re self-employed, while you can call yourself anything at all, if you really want to do what you do as well as you can, you’d be wise to arm yourself with knowledge of your field, and also knowledge of the tools that you use to do your work. For scribblers one of your most important tools is your word processing software. If you’re an Indie publisher just knowing the very basics is not really good enough, unless you can afford to outsource formatting and all the rest. It’s a good idea to study up on what your word processor can and can’t do because either way knowledge can never be a bad thing…

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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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