Punctuation Standards in British English – Grammarly Blog | Grammarly Blog

 

A little help for my British writer friends. It helped me too, as I read many British authors and puzzled over the differences in punctuation. ❤

There are certain punctuation standards in British English that are important for a writer to understand. Even the most insightful article might be dismissed by …

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Use Your Dreams To Be Endlessly Creative | Write to Done

 

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I love this idea! Start a dream journal to make your characters come to life! ❤

People often ask me for writing advice, and they’re surprised when the first thing I tell them is to keep a dream journal. In fact, many people look downright suspicious, perhaps fearing I’ll go on to advise them to use healing crystals, or only to write when Mercury is in the ascendant. But keeping a… Read More »

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The 2016 Publishing Shift

Here are some publishing predictions for 2016! ❤

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In any industry, there is such a vast amount of knowledge that you should know in order to be successful in it. Knowing what’s ‘in’, what’s ‘out’, what’s ‘hot’, and what’s ‘not’ is essential. Publishing is one of those industries, for better or worse. It’s exciting to watch the publishing market evolve over time, but it can also leave you staring at your computer screen asking yourself, “Wait, when did that become a thing?” In publishing, trends happen fast and we need to be able to catch them while they are still here. Lucky for us publishing professionals and authors, we have awesome people sifting through this information for us- like the wonderful people at Written Word Media. They have read through all the most important articles (like those by Mark Coker Jane Friedman, and Joanna Penn) about the publishing industry going into 2016 for us. I wish everything…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #81 Trill & Final

Ronovan has chosen some interesting words this week to use in our haiku’s: trill, and final. I used “quaver,” for trill and “ultimate,” for final.

I have been working like crazy on my book, The Swamp Fairy. Many of the haiku I share have found their way into my book at the beginning of each chapter. Today, these words came to me. Hmmm, sounds like a premonition of things to come!

“The Ultimate Battle”

With quavering notes –

the ultimate fight is won,

the drum beats no more.

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Thanks for popping in! It was great to see you all again!

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Habits and thoughts tampering our change |

Bee, from a Spirit of Healing, shares her week with us… ❤

I have been a bad girl! Yes really, really bad….. Please come over and spank me because that is what I deserve. Why have I been bad? A whole week and I have not done any extra walk to get my …

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Ian McEwan

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

LOOK WHO JOINED IN LAST WEEK!

The Bee Writes

Ramblings of Simple Life

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Pearls before Swine

The Writer Next Door

Zen & Pi

Jade M. Wong

Unexpected in Common Hours

Weaving Gold *New this week*

Always a Writer

Thoughts & Entanglements

Wendy Anne Darling

Randoms by a Random

Alberta Ross Writes

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Rebirth of Lisa

On the Land

Silver Threading

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As most of you know, I adore anything magical. It occurred to me the other day when I was writing away on my manuscript that I myself was creating magic with my words. A sense of awe overcame me and I had to pause to relish the moment. It made me feel like I had some awesome responsibility to my readers to share the magical world in my head with them. I don’t want to just entertain with my words, I want my readers to feel something from the experience. I want them to engage with my characters and forever be affected by the experience.

A few days later, I stumbled upon this excellent quote by Ian McEwan. That led me on another philosophical journey marveling at the power of words. So, I took Ian McEwan’s advice and began to wonder at the actual process of writing words. There is so much more to writing than just stringing a bunch of words together making sentences.

When readers read the words we script for them they are being led into the most magical of places – our minds. We craft our stories to entertain, teach, engage, and share. We are letting them into our most intimate thoughts and imparting our own ideals into our words. How could we not?

Our writing is part of us. It gives us a voice to those thoughts and threads that spring from a single idea and blossom into a work of art. We are the creators of worlds. Writers, stop and delight in what a marvelous task you have before you! Always believe in the magic! I know I do!

Here is a link to Ian McEwan’s blog. You will want to check him out!

Happy Writing My FRIENDS!

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the blogs of the writers who shared their quotes with us. I know you will find inspiration and magic!

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