Writing Insights


Back to the Beginning

Back to the beginning I have been busy editing my latest book, Fire Wolf, and realized I had begun this series without covering the basics. Yep! Grammar and punctuation. Everyone needs a refresher, so don’t skip these posts! To make it more enjoyable, I’ll feature a sexy picture of a man and a woman. Nothing

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Self-Publish With Confidence

Self-Publish With Confidence Where to begin… You finished your manuscript. But it's so much more than that. You've poured your heart and soul into every word. What you probably don’t realize is that was the easy part. Have you been advertising? Have beta readers lined up? Do you have a professional graphic designer for your

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Memorable Villains

Memorable Villains When you think about villains, do you picture the Joker from Batman or Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs? If your answer was the Joker, you need to find a new career! Kidding aside, these examples are extreme opposites. Read the list below and find the categories they belong in. Character Studies

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Overused Words

Overused Words What they are, and how to replace them. The top 17 overused words Bad  Words to use instead: abominable, appalling, atrocious, awful, beastly, careless, cheap, crummy, defective, dire, dreadful, erroneous, faulty, frightening, gross, horrid, incompetent, inferior,  inadequate, incorrect,  lousy, poor, raunchy, rough, shocking, unacceptable, unreliable 2. Beautiful Words to use instead: alluring, attractive,

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Show, don’t tell

Show, Don’t Tell What it means Telling Giving your reader conclusions and interpretations. You tell them what to think instead of letting them think for themselves. Showing Means you provide your readers with enough concrete vivid details, so they can draw their own conclusions. Telling telling is giving your readers a second hand report afterwards

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