Tommy and Joey finally had a chance to go back to the mound of dirt they had discovered a few days earlier. There was no mound there now, only a deep empty hole. “Somebody stole our treasure,” Tommy wailed. “It wasn’t our treasure,” his older brother replied. “Well,” Tommy sniffed, “it would have been. What … Continue reading Frienemies, Chapter Twenty-One
Delightful story-telling and imagery. Reblogged from https://dieselelectricelephant.com
The trials and tribulations of Day Two of the expedition having been gibbered out of our systems, the intrepid explorers, Hutson and Hutson, move on. Days Three and Four feature a bit more of the Llangollen canal without the life-or-death situations. Most splendid. The Llangollen canal is hugely rural, and hugely shallow – the Cardinal continued to scrape bottom at numerous points along the way, even though he is within the “you need to be this air-draught/beam/water-draught to ride this canal” specifications.
Days Three and Four were a relentless, grinding enjoyment of narrow bits, blind bends, threading the 57′ needle through the bridge hole, more lift-bridges with eccentric hydraulics and, eventually, the first of the three canal tunnels that we shall meet. In the manner of a restaurant critic (more of that later, too) I’m writing it up as “green, pleasant, with a surprising emphasis on the work-ethic of…
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This is just a short character description of a teenager. Maybe someday I'll break into writing YA novels. Tell me what you think. She’s a pretty girl, a slender runner with long brown hair that is wavy when she takes out the braid, straighter and soft around her face when it’s been a few … Continue reading The Bondage of the Soul
Here are some interesting photographs, many in silhouette of people from other cultures, going about their daily lives. Reblogged from https://alk3r.wordpress.com
This is information every author/writer needs to know. What constitutes plagiarism? Here is how to avoid it. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
Consider this an update to my popular post How to Know if You Have Committed Plagiarism.
Clearly, that 2016 post resonated with readers. Has anything changed in that time?
In the comment section of that post, readers shared horror stories. Some shared the horror of seeing their work reproduced without receiving any sort of credit on other websites.
Others shared nightmarish accounts of being accused of plagiarism and fined after they unintentionally committed plagiarism themselves.
One of the most common questions when it comes to plagiarism as it relates to bloggers concerns images. If you use someone’s image and cite the blog as a source, are you covered?
The answer is “no” since you don’t know where that blogger found the image. How will you find or ever be certain of the original source?
We live in a society where people are inclined to sue. I know bloggers who unwittingly…
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Another great blog on how and when to use every form of punctuation known to man. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
This is a great visual aid to post by your computer/typewriter to keep your writing on track. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
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Here is today's prompt: Your main character goes back in time 20 years, and notices one particular thing that makes him or her feel right at home...and not want to return to the future. What is it? This character is from a trilogy I've been working on for about five years. The main character in … Continue reading ChapterBuzz Writing Prompt Contest
Chapter Six It had been three days since Jason Gardner had been to the Jackson residence. It was planting and branding season. He had helped his dad get the livestock chores done, and had planted the seedlings of sunflowers around the perimeter of the vegetable garden. His mom had been seeding it the day Fawn … Continue reading Frienemies