All the Trimmings: Mouthwatering Food Blogs on WordPress.com


Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
The holiday season is officially upon us: that special time of the year dedicated to friends, family, red-nosed reindeer, and— Who are we kidding? It’s all about food! Glorious, comforting, yummy food. As millions of Americans are busy preparing for tomorrow’s turkey/turducken/tofurkey feasts, the food scene on WordPress.com is equally…

Tips for Non-NaNo Writers: A November Survival Guide


Originally posted on Bare Knuckle Writer:
Dude, we should totally order a pizza and watch writers flip out. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As promised, part two of my Survival Guide to NaNoWriMo. Part One, for Participants, is over here. This time, pull up a sideline chair and get the popcorn. Here’s how to make it through…

Redundant Writing


Originally posted on Writing Tips from Creative Writing Institute:
The Same Ol’ Thing by Ariel Pakizer, Creative Writing Institute Volunteer Writing is tricky, but one rule is clear…readers, editors, and publishers like clean writing that is free of redundancies. No one likes to plod through oceans of verbiage. Redundancies slow the narrative and clutter the…

Hanging Writing Rules Out to Dry


Originally posted on Writers In The Storm Blog:
Note: Congratulations to Jeannie Intrieri. She’s the winner of the giveaway from Chuck Sambuchino’s November 1 post. By Kerry Lonsdale Kerry Lonsdale First off, I have to credit Natalia Sylvester’s October 8, 2013 post at The Debutante Ball as the inspiration for this post. It was the…

Look Away, Away – Creating Unforgettable Settings


Originally posted on Writers In The Storm Blog:
By Kimberly Brock Kimberly Brock I think writers of any ilk can benefit from a healthy appreciation of setting, but regional – particularly southern writers – are haunted by our connection to, love of, loss of, and clawing crawling, desperate journey back to – the land. Oh,…