Readers Wanted. Free eBook for honest review. Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift. Historical Fiction based on hypnotic regression. I have lived before. Have you? 1600s Colonial America, a child is born with birth defects. Has the ridicule, bullying, abuse of women and children with special needs/Autism really stopped? No! Inquire in comments or Twitter: @bowmanauthor

Attention book lovers: Here is another opportunity to read great books before they get published. Just read it for content, errors, and continuity, then get back to the author with your constructive comments.


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Goodreads adds rereading feature

Attention fans of Goodreads: Rereading is here! Reblogged from

The eBook Evangelist

reread_mainIf you are a Goodreads user who like to reread your favorite books, here’s some good news: Goodreads had finally added a feature to track rereading a book. This has been a highly requested feature on the site (I’ve personally requested it on several occasions).

With the new feature, you  can add a separate set of start and finish dates each time you re-read a book. The rereads also now count towards Reading Challenges as well.

The new feature was announced yesterday on the site’s blog and is in the process of rolling out to all users.

To see if you have the new feature, go to the page of a book you’ve read on Goodreads, click Edit in the My Activities section and scroll to the dates read section. It will say if the rereads are enabled. To use the feature, click the Add Read Date button. (See screenshot.)


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EDITING 101: 24 – Split Infinitives and Dangling Participles…

Attention authors and writers of all genres: If you have trouble with split infinitives and dangling participles, this post is a must-read for you (and me). Reblogged from

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

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Split Infinitives and Dangling Participles

Editors frequently correct both of these, but one is actually ok to use, while the other is not. Care to make a wager on which one is which before I get started?

Ante up!

What is a split infinitive, after all? It’s a sentence where a word, usually an adverb, interrupts a full verb (or full infinitive). A full infinitive is the verb with the word “to” in front of it—to run, to walk, to spit. The most famous split infinitive is “to boldly go.” Editors and teachers used to mark this as incorrect, but it’s all right to split an infinitive. Some examples are:

  • Lyn continued to quickly run toward the burning building.

  • Willow…

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A Chance to Read My Stories Before They’re Published

Attention all book lovers: here is a chance to read books before they are published. You read the manuscript, look for errors in syntax, continuity, and readability, and get back to the author with your comments. (Remember to be constructive; writers have feelings too). Reblogged from

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Would you like to read my stories before they are published? Are you willing to be Beta Reader? I seek Beta Readers for Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon (a picture book story) and A Hippo Learns to Fly (my first board book story*.)

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, Beta Readers read stories before they’re published and provide feedback to the author about their reaction to the written material. I can provide details if you express possible interest. Please let me know if you’d like to be a Beta Reader for either or both of these stories.

*For those who may be curious as to why I wrote a board book story, I’ve received requests from readers with younger children to please write board books. This first attempt was inspired by Kristi and uses ideas from one of my earlier picture books. Thank you for your suggestions, Kristi!

With Love,


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12 Rules How & When to use the Apostrophe- Infographic…

Thank you so much for sharing this infographic. Though this particular area is not one I struggle with, I know many other writers do. Many of your other infographics have been necessary for me. I’m reblogging to help other writers who perhaps have not yet discovered your great blogsite. Reblogged from

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