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Featured From the Archives: Falling in Love With the Subgenres of Romance

This week, we’ll be continuing our refresher on the various subgenres of the prominent literary categories. This post, in particular, surfaces regularly in my stats feed, so it must contain something of value to those who write in this market-dominating genre. 2,217 more words


Writing and Editing Tips - Part 9: Active vs. Passive

When developing your writing craft, one of the ‘rules’ you will often hear is that you should avoid the passive voice. Using the active voice makes your writing simple, clear, concise and immediate, drawing your reader into the action of the piece and giving your writing energy. 641 more words


How to Prep for Camp NaNoWriMo

Even though I trekked the NaNoWriMo challenge for the very first time last November, I have been participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for three years now. Two events take place each year, and I have participated in five of them. 322 more words


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Camp starts on April 1st. Are you ready?

Another Shot at the Blurb

It was almost a year ago that I asked for comments on a  blurb for my book, “The Fireborn”.  At the time I was planning on sending query letters to agents.  358 more words


Grammarly Quiz

Got this from Grammarly.com  Why not have a go? It’s a bit of fun to break the day. 


Is the The Elements of Style the Only Book on Writing you Need?

Today is National Grammar day (in the US), so it seems a good time to talk about possibly the most famous ‘book about writing’ there is; … 410 more words


Writers Resources

Lately, I have been told there are just simply no real resources to becoming published as a children’s book author. Well, I am here to say that this is completely wrong. 338 more words

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