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Conversations with Colleen: Special Edition Countdown to Halloween – Meet Author, Jaye Marie, @jdawes2

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you mystery writer, Jaye Marie. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, which she did. The best way to learn more about writing is to learn from other successful authors. I’m excited to be part of… Continue reading

100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

Make 2017 your best writing year yet with our list of the best writing websites. Enjoy! <3 Source: 100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition Continue reading

Why You Should Be Writing Short Stories – E.M. Welsh

Do you like to write short stories? Click on the highlighted link below to find out how writing short stories makes you a better writer later on. <3   Source: Why You Should Be Writing Short Stories – E.M. Welsh Continue reading

How to Improve Your Writing Skills | Writing Forward

Grammar is so important in our writing. Make sure you are looking for the things in the list mentioned in this piece. Editing is what makes your novel or short story shine! Click the highlighted link below to read all about it! <3 Better writing doesn’t happen overnight. By cultivating… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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! <3  There’s a lot of conflicting advice that tells… Continue reading

Editing is my LIFE!

My life consists of reading and writing, and re-writing words in the hopes of publishing my novel by this autumn… If you don’t see me around much, that is why. Writing is a journey… I did find some great editing tips, and I have shared them below: Image credit: TheWriteLife.com… Continue reading

» 5 Free & Cheap Editing Options for Your Manuscript

Some free editing options listed here… Jo Robinson at https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/indie-author-services/ also does editing. P. C. Zick at https://pczick.com/editing-services/ is another author friend who does editing. <3 Source: » 5 Free & Cheap Editing Options for Your Manuscript Continue reading

The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won’t Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!) – ProWritingAid

I feel joy! There is hope for me! Great information about how many drafts your novel needs! <3 The way I draft is an extension of the way I approach novel planning as a whole – which is to start with a simple concept and then add more and more… Continue reading

This is the Hardest Part of Self-Publishing Your Book

As I am writing the final chapters of my first draft of my novel, I realize that I am only a third of the way there in my publishing journey… This is a great read! <3 Think self-publishing is a breeze? Here’s the reality check you need. Source: This is… Continue reading