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Guest Post – Wendy Janes – Musings on proofreading fiction and non-fiction

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I am delighted to welcome Wendy Janes, a highly experienced proofreader, to the blog today for the first time.  I say first time as I hope that having tasted the delights of all your comments, shares and reblogs (no pressure) that Wendy will come back again from time to…

The Secret To The Quickest Edit You Can Do

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
I have these awful words that plague me. I call them crutch words. They are those pesky words when I am in the zone writing a first draft that creep into my work…over and over and over again. They are an annoyance, an irritation, a PLAGUE on my life! They are the…

Mark’s 10 (11) Tips For Story Writing

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Hello folks, Mark Anthony Tierno here again, author of Maldene. and proud member of the World Famous TSRA Authors Hall of Fame This time, though, I’ve decided to share a few of my writing tips, and since everyone has their own Top 10 list, I’ve come up…

The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Last Dragon Slayer is high end fantasy and is the first book in the Deathsworn Arc series. It is about a quest to kill a Noble Dragon. Saul Karza is a wizard and he is travelling…

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Babus reviews Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
Today’s review comes from Babus, she blogs here, http://ajoobacatsblog.wordpress.com Babus chose to read and review Just Two Weeks in conjunction with Brook Cottage Books Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams Review This chilling story starts with Jo meeting a fellow tourist over breakfast at her hotel in Sri Lanka, but…

A Little White Lie – Part 4

Originally posted on Sci-Fi and Fantasy by Dellani:
Wil’s vacation plans have been interrupted, but there is compensation in the form of a pretty, sometimes lover, Penny. She is the confidential aide to Admiral Greyling, Wil’s immediate superior. He intends to see if he can get information from Penny about the mission Greyling has for…

The Myth of the “Professional” Writer

Originally posted on S.A. Klopfenstein:
Something struck me recently while reading. I am a bit of a nerd, and I actually do read the author interviews at the ends of books. I also read the acknowledgements pages, as well as the author bios, and it is not uncommon for me to be found creeping…

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