Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING?

Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING?

Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING?

Okay, this is a discussion-aching sort of post. I know a few people who have a strong opinion on the matter. Please feel free to speak up. I am posting my two centavos for what they are worth. And I suspect it ain’t much. The question is: Can you write badly? Is there such a thing as BAD WRITING? And truly, I am not talking about spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Lord knows, I am the worst at that. IF that were the case, then I wouldn’t be asking this question. Here is why I am asking if there is such

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Interview with Francis Powell, author of Flight of Destiny

Meet Francis Powell, fellow author and new friend! Share about yourself I was born in a “dormitory town” called Reading, not famous for much, apart from a huge Rock festival, and for the fact that Oscar Wilde was sent to prison there and wrote “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. My family then moved to a farm in the country, in Sussex, not too far from London. I was sent aged eight, to a boarding school, so I would spend long periods away from my family.  Imagine having regular prison sentences, imposed upon you, as a child. At some of the

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Pen names: who uses them?

Pen names: who uses them?

Welcome to another day of questions…I know I know–who cares, right? Well, you might if you are an author or reader with a curious mind. I am writing today about pen names and how on earth one keeps them “anonymous”. I think some authors are sort of nonchalant about whether someone knows they are the “pen name” or not. But I know of at least two people who really want to hide behind the pen name for good reasons. They are business people, professionals who happen to write erotic novels on the side. Bully for them. But how does one

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Reviewing an audiobook

Reviewing an audiobook

Well I sure hope your summer is going well. Have you been to the pool? How about the beach? A trip to the coolness of the mountains? Sigh. I long for a retreat somewhere myself. But instead, as usual, I am up to something completely different, and I wanted to share the “journey” of it with you. What am I doing this summer? Very glad you asked. I am currently reviewing my audiobook, An Unexpected Performance, pre-publication! Woo hoo! Yes. My lovely producer, Suzanne Schmidt, has submitted all the chapters and so on for my review. I started listening to

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#RSW weekly roundup

Ready. Set. WRITE! Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. If you’ve yet to officially join, there’s still time! Find the details HERE. My goals for this intensive summer writing plan are here. So how did I do? How I did on last week’s goals As I think I have mentioned, I am currently a part of the

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