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Bill’s Cute Horror Picture For Ask Maddie Advice Column

Originally posted on Madeleine Swann:
My bowl of love Bill Purnell did this adorable doodle for my surreal advice column Ask Maddie to go on my website. He does web design, book covers and commissioned art and graphics, just contact him. Also read the bio on his website, it’s hilarious. Why not ask me the most surreal,…

Write Better Fiction: The Scene Hook

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Today on Write Better Fiction we’ll cover The Scene Hook. Write Better Fiction is a process to help you critique your own manuscript and give yourself feedback. This will help you improve your novel, so you’re ready to submit it to an editor. Everyone knows the cliche hook, line, and…

Avast! Piracy and the Self-Publisher…

Avast! Piracy and the Self-Publisher…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Excerpt from an article by Author David Kudler on The Book Designer: I hear from a lot of authors — traditionally and self-published — who are panicked to find their work being stolen. “I just did a Google search,” they’ll moan, “and found a site…

Want a great product? Get a good editor.

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
 E = Editor The letter E for today’s A-Z Challenge and what I’ve learned over the past year from an amazing Web of Writing Bloggers about Editors. Well, here’s what y’all taught me about editors over the past year. Editor is not a critique partner. Don’t use family or friends…

Grammar Check: Who Vs. Whom

Rachel Poli Who –Used when speaking about “he” or “she.” Example:1. He said he would do it. (Who will do it?)2. She found the remote. (Who found the remote?) Whom –Used when speaking about “him” or “her.” Example:1. I told her to vacuum the living room. (Whom did you tell to vacuum the living room?)2. Should I tell him? (Whom should […]

Blood and Coffee

Originally posted on firefly465:
Good morning everyone.  The title of this post is all about editing.  Yes, yes I can hear you all groan in remembrance of past or present dealings with the editing bug.  I have read many great posts about how to edit and how to still have sanity left after the process.…

Ads and Adblockers

Ads and Adblockers

Originally posted on The Opening Sentence:
I was in a shop recently, a real bricks-and-mortar high street shop. I bought a magazine and the shopkeeper said “no, it’s free.” Free? He pointed to the walls of his shop, floor to ceiling advertisements. “Everything in the shop is free. My income comes from the adverts.” “Good…

Wednesday Wing – Simple templates for writing a #BookReview #wwwblogs

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
 Wednesday Wing is about passing on observations, tips and information to readers I’ve made a note of. Today I’m passing on a tip about writing book reviews. Many people don’t write book reviews because they believe they can’t possible write one. Recently I was asked to help in the form of some…

Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT MURDER ON THE LEVELS by @FrancesEvesham #wwwblogs

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
Today’s team review is from Liz, she blogs at https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/ Liz has been reading Murder On The Levels by Frances Evesham Murder on the Levels by Frances Evesham   Murder on the Levels is the second of Frances Evesham’s Exham-on-sea mysteries. The main character is Libby Forest, a widow who…

THE MARK OF SHADOW GROVE by Ross Smeltzer @RossTellsTales @FantasyWorksPub

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:
The Mark of the Shadow Grove by Ross Smeltzer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Mark Of The Shadow is a fantasy/horror set over a 100 year time period on the East coast of America. The book is split into three short stories all interlinked with women of the…

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