Story Structure Case Study of ”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

I love these case studies where they break down the plotting points in books we all know and love. A great way to learn the technique. Check this out! ❤ In this post, I will show you the Seven Point Story Structure in a case study of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, written … Continue reading Story Structure Case Study of ”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

The Basics of the Seven Point Story Structure: and How to Use It – The Writing Kylie

  An excellent discussion on the 7 Point Story Structure... try it. It might work for you! ❤ The Seven Point Story Structure is named so because it consists of seven important points that build the story from beginning to end. Source: The Basics of the Seven Point Story Structure: and How to Use It … Continue reading The Basics of the Seven Point Story Structure: and How to Use It – The Writing Kylie

Colorado Garden Update July 2016

Just as I promised back in early June, here is the status of my Colorado gardening experiment. The other day, we got this cool sign to hang in our living room. I really love it! I am learning much about the climate and elevation. I spoke with a neighbor the other day and she was … Continue reading Colorado Garden Update July 2016

#WQWWC – Writers Quote ‘Thursday’ Writing Challenge – “Believe”

Hey, EVERYBODY! It's that time again! Time to join in the "Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge," co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading! I lost my head this week and literally thought it was Ronovan's week! Ah well, what do you do? Thanks for being patient with me. … Continue reading #WQWWC – Writers Quote ‘Thursday’ Writing Challenge – “Believe”

I’m LATE For a Very Important DATE!

Sorry everyone! I literally got caught up in life and did not write this week's #WQWWC post. So, tomorrow (Thursday) will be the day. Life caught me by surprise. My apologies and hugs to you all!

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism in Fiction | Writing Forward

I am BIG on symbolism in my writing. Check out this excellent read about how to incorporate symbolism into your story! ❤ In this excerpt from 101 Creative Writing Exercises we look at symbols and symbolism in fiction writing. Source: From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism in Fiction | Writing Forward

Political Dirt – A Haiku

The Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 words for this week are "Pie & Dust."I must say, these are some interesting choices from Ronovan this week! I bet he wants pie! I wonder what kind? These words just seemed to gush out of me! I used grime, for the word, dirt. The word pie … Continue reading Political Dirt – A Haiku

6 Plagiarism Gaffes That Will Make You Gasp | Grammarly Blog

EXCELLENT discussion on plagiarism. Well worth the read to understand a complex issue... ❤ With the revelation of Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of a 2008 Michelle Obama speech, plagiarism is suddenly front-page news. Although this may be the most… Source: 6 Plagiarism Gaffes That Will Make You Gasp | Grammarly Blog

How Not to Get Overwhelmed: Picking Your Publishing Platform(s)

Excellent information for NEW or soon to be INDY Authors! Thanks, Rachael Ritchey. ❤

Rachael Ritchey

Platforms

This is the sixth article in the series: How Not to Get Overwhelmed with Indie Publishing. Below is the list, including links to the subjects we’ve already covered. Today’s topic is publishing platforms. These apply to most countries for accessibility as far as I know, but since most of my research has been about my own publishing, some of the info I share may only be useful to US authors.

Main Types of Book Formats

  1. ebook
    1. epub
    2. mobi
    3. pdf; etc.
  2. paperback
    1. varying sizes
    2. I prefer 5.25 x 8
  3. hardbound
    1. varying sizes
    2. I prefer 6×9

Depending on how you plan to make your book available you…

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Melting point – #WQWWC

Sue shows us TRUE HOPE. Please read this excellent poem and learn about Nick’s story. He is a shining beacon of hope to us all!! ❤

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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It was already hot, only dawn and I’m melting

The sun in the heavens is already pelting

I want to crawl into the fridge to keep cool

I am staying indoors, I am nobody’s fool.

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But in that I am wrong, for I do have a duty…

My son is my boss though, in that there is beauty.

He will understand that I’m achy and hot

He is bound to be gentle with Mum, is he not?

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He’s all bright and smiley, he likes the hot weather,

I’m wilting and limp, but I keep it together…

“Let’s garden today,” said my son and employer.

Is that in my contract…perhaps get a lawyer?

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He feeds me with honey for energy levels

Then says something nice, he’s a sneaky young devil

He plies me with compliments, even says ‘please’…

Then I’m out with the rose bushes, spiders and bees.

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