We are currently in the northern part of Nevada. It is so hot here we don't need the water heater turned on to get hot water for showers, washing dishes, etc. Likewise, our society (including our politicians) are so heated up with their own agenda that we have people fighting and killing each other over … Continue reading No Hot Water Needed
Well, we are home everywhere we go since we take our home with us. Yesterday we took an excursion into Memphis to see some sights. We got up late due to not being able to sleep well the night before. By the time we got there and found the downtown welcome center it was almost … Continue reading Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home
I definitely want to read the rest of this story. Great writing, Stevie Turner. Love the cover with the young lady painting. Reblogged from https://stevie3.wordpress.com
One fervently hopes this is the last time I’ll need to ask for votes for a while. Thanks to all who have voted so far. Apparently ‘Lily: A Short Story’ has now amassed 58 votes and has moved up into the echelons of the last 50 covers for the AllAuthor Cover of the Month contest. The next and final round will narrow it down to the last 24.
Er… can I please ask for your votes again by clicking on the AllAuthor link below? Thanks so much!
Just a quick note of apology for being gone so long (about two months, maybe three). I'm still feeling pretty good most of the time, but my cancer does seem to tire me more quickly and I tend to let things slide more, even things that are important to me. Also, there were two grandchild … Continue reading I’m Back
These are very helpful tips for submitting manuscripts. Some I already knew; some were new to me. I think it is important to share this information so others who are struggling with rejections may learn what to do and what not to do. Reblogged from https://kmallanblog.wordpress.com/
The hard work isn’t over when you type “The End” on your final draft, nor does it finish after months of editing.
If you’re a writer who wants to see your manuscript published traditionally, you’ll need to work on a submission package for agents and publishers. If you want to give your MS the best chance of standing out in the slush pile, that should include avoiding these 6 submission mistakes.
Not Checking It Every time You Submit
You might think it’s over the top to double-check a submission before hitting send if you’ve read it a million times and know for sure it’s correct, but you know what? That’s what the typos want you to think.
Those little gremlins are always there, tricking your eyes. I sent off three submissions last week, and on the third one, I still found a typo even though I was positive the…
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This post helps clarify some things for me. Now I just need to practice doing it. Reblogged from https://legendsofwindermere.com
This post originally went live on February 14, 2018. Weird that the first of the Top 5 are from early in 2018.
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Adding drama into your writing can be tough and many are leery about adding this due it skewing toward the negative. Yet, it’s fairly unavoidable if you sit down and consider what can be born from it. We may even add it without realizing what we’re doing. There are days I think we all have different views and definitions of drama. Some people consider it a genre while others call it a literary tool. So, are there any tips that can cross every genre and be seen as universal?
- Drama tends to be seen as highly emotional, which means it can be the cornerstone of conflict. When a person or character goes through change, they have emotions that guide them just as much as…
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Free book (until Nov. 19, 2018), the history of king David brought to life in the form of an historical novel. Well written. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
Hormone Facts and Benefits Progesterone functions as a Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), having the net effect of increasing levels of serotonin in the CNS which may explain why depression improves in some patients and why some PMS symptoms are satiated. Progesterone restores Thyroid function which can be hindered by Estrogen monotherapy. Proposed mechanisms are decreasing … Continue reading Health and Hormones Part 2
Chris, thank you so much for sharing this information. Reblogging on thekingskidchronicles. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are six new agents seeking to expand their client lists. Tia Mele is looking for MG and YA. Justin Brouckaert is seeking literary and speculative fiction. Timothy Barry represents memoir and fiction. Kelly Oden is interested in literary and speculative fiction. Anne Tibbets represents adult science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and horror, with the occasional crossover YA. Amy Stapp is interested in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select narrative nonfiction.
Always check the agency website before submitting. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.
This is going to be a series of posts because there is just too much information to put into just one. I went to a doctor last week to see if he could order some tests that would determine the cause of my lack of energy, loss of enthusiasm, short-term memory lapses, etc. I informed … Continue reading Health And Hormones: Part 1
This mid-term election year has been one of the worst I have ever seen. I don't know about you, but I am so completely disgusted with bi-partisan politics, I'm ready to throw just about everybody out and start over--regardless of party affiliation. Neither side wants to give an inch. Many of those that have been … Continue reading United We Stand
Something has been bothering me for a long time. Someone has to have the intestinal fortitude to just spit it out. I'll try not to ramble, but if I do, it will all come together at the end. Please be patient. We live in the twenty-first century. I grew up in the twentieth century, a … Continue reading Sexism in the United States