The Adverb is Not Your Friend

The Adverb is Not Your Friend

A writer friend of mine is slaving over a novel. He asked that I read the first page to see if it grabbed my attention. It did — but the wrong way. I counted 17 adverbs. On the first page. I found myself focusing on the adverbs — not the story. Then I had to tell him...
Do You Do It For Love, Money or Applause?

Do You Do It For Love, Money or Applause?

The reasons we write, I mean… And Why Should We Care? We slip on our dancing shoes. We step into the spotlight and strut our stuff. We take it all off — bare our souls to the world. Why? Some days we share the easy stuff — the how-to-do-something-better stuff, or the...
8 Things You Gotta Know About Writing A Book

8 Things You Gotta Know About Writing A Book

You know you want to write a book. You’ve started writing a few times and then you stopped writing. I totally get it. I’ve been there and it sucks. If you’re completely honest, you know you’re a bit stuck. There are a lot of steps in the book writing process — at...
Blogging in an Evening Gown

Blogging in an Evening Gown

Blogging on a WordPress site feels so formal. I have to put on a fancy dress to write. While on a Blogger blog, I just throw on a pair of jeans. Excuse me as I readjust my push-up bra. Better, but my Spanx is so constricting, I can hardly think or breathe although my...

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