Lily: A Short Story, has reached the last 50!

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

Stevie Turner

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!

https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/3485/

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6 Submission Mistakes

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/

K.M. Allan

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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2018 Top 5: #3- 7 Tips to Being Dramatic . . . In Fiction

This post helps clarify some things for me. Now I just need to practice doing it. Reblogged from https://legendsofwindermere.com

Legends of Windemere

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?

  1. 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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