The Bluebird of Bitterness

via You have been warned This post is hilarious. Read the signs and laugh, chortle, chuckle, and enjoy the seratonin and endorphins released in your brain. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Prov. 17:22a

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Just Discovered A New Author

I just discovered author Connie J Jasperson. She writes medieval alternate universe fiction. I read the excerpt of the first book in the Tower of Bones series. I am enthralled and have put every book in the set on my Kindle wish list. Tower of Bones (3 Book Series) via To schedule writing time or to wing … Continue reading Just Discovered A New Author

#Writerlife101 Day 7: Worst writing advice #amwriting

Great advice from authors who know what they are talking and writing about. Reblogged from https://conniejajasperson.com

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Writing advice is good because beginning authors need to learn the craft, and simple sayings are easy to remember. They encourage us to write lean, descriptive prose and craft engaging conversations. The craft of writing involves learning the rules of grammar, developing a wider vocabulary, learning how to develop characters, build worlds, etc., etc. Authors spend a lifetime learning their craft and never learn all there is to know about the subject.

Writing advice is bad because it is so frequently taken to extremes by novice authors armed with a little dangerous knowledge.

  • Remove all adverbs.
    This advice is complete crap. Use common sense and don’t use unnecessary adverbs.
  • Don’t use speech tags.
    What? Who said that and why are there no speech tags in this drivel?
  • Show, Don’t Tell. Don’t Ever Don’t do it!

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