There are many ways to edit your written work:
- Leave it and return to it at a later date with a fresh perspective
- Use an online editing program (Grammarly, ProWritingAid, Hemingway Editor etc)
- Ask friends, family, colleagues to give feedback
- Hire an editor
- Submit to contests or publications (sometimes, not often, an editor will respond with encouragement and feedback even if a piece isn’t accepted)
- Read out loud to yourself
Did I miss anything?Continue reading “Self-editing your own writing”
I have a superb skill.
Let it be known that I am the Queen of Negative Self-Talk. 😳Continue reading “Resisting negative self-talk”
Indie – short for independent; writers/authors who publish outside the mainstream
Do you read romance novels?
I’m not a fan, frankly, but I discovered some authors I liked. Meaning, I gave romance a chance at times, and although most of the books I read didn’t captivate my interest, I was pleasantly surprised that some of them did.
Do you know what I mean?Continue reading “Indie-authors who write romance novels”
I have some news. I also have a lot of words in my head. Consider this your warning. 🙂
Let’s dive in:Continue reading “On writing aids, publishing and feedback”
Sometimes I get sucked into an argument I don’t want to have.Continue reading “Arbitrary thoughts”
Inspired by a show I watched recently, I cooked up a little romantic story. Enjoy. Feedback encouraged. See you in the comments.
Heat beyond the fire station
Samantha sat on the edge of the ottoman, facing the TV on the wall. Abby stood behind her, between the ottoman and couch, rubbing arnica lotion into her shoulders.
“This will soothe your tight muscles,” Abby said, kneading Samantha’s shoulders with concentration and completely oblivious to Chloe’s hard stare.
Those of you who have read here a while know that I’m a little bit…different.
Let’s go with that. 🙃
Here is something about me though that most of you probably will not dispute: I am nothing if not creative.
As I continue to write my stories, and edit my stories, and proofread my stories, and finish my stories, and begin new stories, I realized something.
I need some personal experience to supplement some of my creativity. And this is the reason why I started a bit of an unusual experiment a couple of weeks ago.
Really unusual.Continue reading “Clandestine honesty”
from Prologue to Chapter 14
DONE. 💥🎉🎈🎊Continue reading “Word count announcement”
Every so often I read a story by a writer or author which awakens something inside of me. Usually, it begins right with the first sentence, or paragraph. It’s almost like I can hear the voice of this person while reading the words.
One such story is this one: Waking up from the American DreamContinue reading “How reading evokes improved writing (for me)”
My doom and gloom posts lately are irking me so let’s change gears.
A number of humorous and droll topics have crossed my path in recent days. I thought I’d share. 😉
If you don’t have a dog and you’re under curfew but you have a husband, putting him on a leash to walk him will earn you a $1500 fine in Quebec.
“Husbands don’t qualify as pets,” the authorities said. 😂
Perhaps it’s time to get a dog, then… ?
* * *Continue reading “Let’s lighten up a little with some fun”
Writing a memoir takes a special kind of focus which, in my experience, is best exercised by a continuous sprint of uninterrupted time.
Here’s how that goes for me: It doesn’t.Continue reading “Memoir Mondays”
There are many published and indie authors following my blog. Did you know this? Let me list some of them for you here. Perhaps we can support one another by buying their books.
When I’m not writing or editing, or dealing with puppy shenanigans, I spend time reading books mentioned by my blog followers, readers and commenters. Allow me to share some of my interests:Continue reading “Bloggers who write, and publish books”