Monthly Archives: November 2010

Guest Post at the Word Whisperer

I went visiting today over to the Word Whisperer and dropped off a nice blurb on character description. Do you believe your readers need to know everything about a character including their shoe size? Unless it is pertinent to the … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene

No matter what kind of story you’re writing, you need to set the scene. Have you ever read a book and felt like you were really there alongside the characters? That author set the scene so it became real to … Continue reading

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8 Tired Words & How to Retire Them

This is my first guest post by my terrific Twitter buddy, Taqiyyah Shakirah Dawud. Enjoy her words of wisdom and take them to heart. Be sure and check out her site: Word Whisperer 8 Tired Words & How to Retire … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Book?

Write a book. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Then you get bogged down with all the words and your main character has gotten to a dead end… suddenly it seems all too hard. How could you ever have thought it was … Continue reading

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Finding Ideas

How do you find an idea to write about? Well, it depends. If you’re writing nonfiction, you may want to choose something you know a lot about. For example, if you’ve been crocheting since you were small, maybe you want … Continue reading

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Is Alright All Right?

This one is a personal pet peeve of mine. I see people use alright all the time. Technically, it is not a word. It is a misspelling of all right. Every time I see it I want to scratch it … Continue reading

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