One Line Friday


It’s my favourite day of the week, Friday. Time to get together with family and friends. Sleep in, 🙂 No school lunches to pack, or kids to rush out the door. Spring is here. The nursery’s are filling up with a heavenly assortment of colours and smells. The promise of happiness is ripe in the […]

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Easter Dinner


Easter dinner is serious business. Most other nights you can get away with anything from Hamburger Helper to Spaghetti and your family won’t complain. They don’t dare. However, tonight is all about family. It’s special, and the meal you serve needs to portray this. A lot of houses will be serving ham, scalloped potatoes, hot […]

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One Line Friday’s on Saturday


Sorry I’m late. It was Good Friday yesterday and we spent the day as a family doing outdoor activities. It was a very good day. 🙂 Here is my pick for this week’s muse, The sky turned turbulent, much like Aurora’s emotions as she listened to the horrifying report Cochair had flown through the tumultuous […]

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Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision


Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Original image via Jenny Downing Flikr Creative Commons We can have the best story ideas in the world, but to be blunt? There’s a lot to be said for delivery. While these problems might seem picky, there are some fundamental errors that can weaken the writing. If our…

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The Story Grid: A Writer’s Tool


Originally posted on Bob Mayer:
Every book is an adventure in writing, but there is one tool I have consistently used from my very first book and with every single one of the next 60 some odd that followed: The Story Grid. After a couple of decades together, my wife has learned my few and…

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Love Has Everything to Do With It


In todays fast paced lifestyles people forget to stop and appreciate the love and support of those we’re closest to, our families. We don’t do it on purpose, of course. We love those who are dear to us. They know that. Or do they? I think we go blithely along, expecting them to understand, to […]

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One Line Fridays


It’s Friday and you know what that means, PAARTY!! Okay maybe not, but it does mean it’s One Line Friday again. Here’s the deal, I post an adorable picture and leave it to your enterprising minds to come up with a clever sentence for it. READY? Okay, here we go: Colleen wrapped her wind-whipped shawl […]

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Keywords and Visibility on Amazon


Originally posted on S.K. Nicholls:
If you, like me, have been having trouble categorizing your book in order to get better visibility for sells, this link might help.  I was using random keywords related to highlights of my book, but not coming up well in searches. KEYWORDS I had enormous difficulty in getting the…

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A Synopsis Checklist


Originally posted on Writers In The Storm Blog:
by Shannon Donnelly Years ago I was struggling to try and figure out how to write a synopsis. It took a lot of input from other writers, and some workshops, but I finally became comfortable with syopsis writing—and now it’s one of my favorite tools. I’m now…

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Weak Words


I’m taking a few different on-line courses on editing your manuscript to make it the best it can be. One thing each of the classes all agree on is the necessity of removing weak words from your baby. I thought okay, no biggie, I have a fairly good vocabulary. This should be easy, I thought. […]

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One Line Fridays


My romantic/suspense writer’s group, Kiss of Death, have this great idea going on Twitter every Wednesday where they pick a page number and encourage everyone to go into their WIP to pick one line and post it.   I thought it would be fun to do something along those lines here, with a slight difference. […]

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