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6 Old Grammar Rules That Are Finally Going Out of Style

by KELLY GURNETT  58 COMMENTS    OCTOBER 26, 2017 The Internet loves a good argument. See: the 380+ comments on my piece on the Oxford comma debate, which devolved into everything from political jabs to commentary on the fairness of overtime laws. … Continue reading

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November Instagram Challenge

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

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Quotes on October

  “The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats. Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel … 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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What is a Synopsis and How to Write One

By: Angelique Caffrey – Updated: 4 Aug 2017 A book synopsis is simply a very short description of the main theme of a nonfiction work. The synopsis deals with the novel’s central characters, their conflicts and their relationships. However, it … Continue reading

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What Belongs on an Author Website Homepage? 4 Key Elements

https://janefriedman.com/author-website-homepage/   Posted on August 7, 2017 by Jane Friedman | 15 Comments Whether you’re an emerging author or one that is well-established, it can be challenging to figure out what belongs on your website’s homepage and what to say about yourself on the front … Continue reading

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SM Ford, Author – Best Words

http://www.smfordbooks.com/best-words/reviews-and-other-publicity Reviews and Other Publicity I keep seeing other “clean” writers asking, “Where or how can I get reviews on my books?” It’s a tough question. Many of my reviews on Amazon come from people who know me, read my … Continue reading

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Quotes on Writing

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft   “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ― W. Somerset Maugham   “Being a writer … 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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