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November Instagram Challenge

Gobble Till You Wobble Challenge Pumpkins                                                               16.  Water and Ice … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Mistakes with Dialogue

http://www.septembercfawkes.com/2017/08/5-most-common-mistakes-with-dialogue.html September C. Fawkes Editor, Writer, Person Extraordinaire   As an editor, I’ve been thinking about how I need to do a post on some of the most common mistakes I see in dialogue. Many are a matter of fine-tuning, … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss on Writing

“It has often been said there’s so much to be read, you never can cram all those words in your head. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads. … Continue reading

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Very

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/adverbs-of-degree/very from English Grammar Today Very before adverbs and adjectives We use very before adverbs and adjectives to add emphasis. It means ‘to a great degree’: He drives very fast. The letter came very quickly. It’s very cold in here. … Continue reading

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45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

https://writerswrite.co.za/45-ways-to-avoid-using-the-word-very/ Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the … Continue reading

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What I read and why…

I have always been interested in the “why’s” of things.  Why a person would do this or that.  How about you? Ever wonder about what makes a person tick?  Well, as it turns out what you read says a lot about … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Submit?

How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Submit? By: Chuck Sambuchino | October 23, 2015       If you’re even pondering this question, chances are you need to slow your roll. I get it—you’re excited, you’ve worked really hard, your … Continue reading

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You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.                      John C. Crosby Things I have found while doing research.  Thought you might … Continue reading

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If you are interested….

Contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. http://www.fanstory.com/index1.jsp?at=173 ABC Poetry Contest For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. … Continue reading

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27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes February 16, 2015 By Kelly Gurnett 60 Comments

  When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and … Continue reading

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