What is good writing?

What is good writing?

What is good writing?

We will get to what is good writing in a moment. First, let me apologize in advance for any typos in this post. As some of you know, those who follow me on Facebook, I have an injury to one of my left fingers. It makes typing difficult esp. an E or an R or well, all letters my left hand usually types. This post will be short due to this, also. So, on to the subject at hand. Have you ever closed a book and thought, “Man, that was a great book”? What do you think made you say

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Hiking Trip Part Four- the day hike-cemetary

Hiking Trip Part Four- the day hike-cemetary

 The day hike: the cemetary Last time I left you with the incident that created my trail name. Stinger. Haha. Well, it sort of fits. I buzzed the hill and stung my bucket list with hiking and camping in the middle of my life. And for sure, will do it again. I am conditioning now for the next one. Would like to see what the PNW has to offer in wild life. Going back to Alabama though. There is a HILL I want to scale. So, the next day, after getting up and drinking instant coffee with powdered creamer and

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5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

Have you ever witnessed errors in a book and wondered how on earth that passed through the editing process? I have, and it was not only in a big-time published book, it has been in my own work as well. No matter how you go through editing, revisions, editing, revisions, sometimes typos come up. It happens. But there are a few things that SHOULDN’T happen in your work, no matter what genre you write in or how many books you have already put on the shelf. These errors just shouldn’t be allowed to exist. Stab ’em to death. Here are

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What I Know: Post Con Wrapup

What I Know: Post Con Wrapup

Post-Con – what I know I am back from the con, and I survived! Ha-ha–there should be a tee shirt that says “I survived ________ con.” It is a really exhausting experience for those of us who are not used to being “peopled” all day.  You feel mentally drained. I also felt physically drained after spending 14 hours in the car going and coming. Thank God for my pal, Linda Rettstatt. She is an excellent driver, and we had a great time talking about writing and books on the trip. My post-con advice would be to be sure to drink

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