Tag: writing craft

21 Grammar Rules and Writing Mistakes

Grammarcheck.net recently posted this infographic of 21 frequently ignored (or unknown) grammar rules and writing mistakes that everyone who writes should know. How many do you know? How many do you ignore? I’m with them on all but… Read More

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Enduring to THE END

I wrote writers’ two favorite words last week—THE END. FINALLY! Book 2 of the Fitzpatrick Family sweet romance series is now with my copy editor.The book is a novella.It should have been a fast write. Novellas generally run… Read More

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Sharing My Favorite Writing Blog Links

I recently read that Writer’s Digest named Jane Friedman’s blog one of the 101 best websites for writers. That’s quite an honor and well-deserved. Ms. Friedman always has great advice for writers. I read her blog regularly. Writer’s… Read More

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Un-stereotyping – One Word Wednesday

I’m in the process of developing characters for two new love stories, and I’m wrestling with creating people who will be real to my readers. At the same time, I’ve discovered I fell into the stereotyping pit in… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – Editing Secrets

Okay so instead of one word I used two. Who wants to read a blog titled editing, but a blog about editing secrets? We’re all over it! Truthfully, I think this editing secret works for writing the novel too. Writers need… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – EMOTION

The chief goal of a writer is to engage the reader. How do we do that? EMOTION We dig deep within ourselves and find what motivated us and inject that emotion into our characters. I like the way Hemingway… Read More

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Texas talk, colloquialisms, and weasel words – in my writing?

I wish I could say NO WAY! Can’t. When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them questioned this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”   Not understanding that my POV character’s internal… Read More

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