5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to use instead – Infographic…

This is something to refer to when editing.

American Writers Exposed

Source: http://www.grammarcheck.net   http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com

Thank you, Chris! Click photo for his great blog!

5 Weak Words to Avoid & What to Use Instead (Infographic)

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How Long it Takes to Create a Novel Isn’t Important, Writing it is. Inspiration From Author Ritu Bhathal #IWSG

Excellent article n writing life.

Fiction is Food

Do you ever feel it’s taking too long to write your novel? What if I told you there is no prescribed timescale. Avoid internal pressure by learning from Ritu.

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Smorgasbord Short Stories – You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

Delightful story with a twist

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Hopefully by the time that you read this we will be able to get out of our driveway!  However, we have also had intermittent power cuts for the last couple of days, so I am leaving you some short stories over the weekend, as well as the usual Open House Interview tomorrow.

This first story is not from one of my books but first appeared on Sue Vincent’s blog at Christmas. I hope you enjoy if reading for the first time…Photographs from our snow bound garden.

You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

He was getting on a bit in years, his eyesight was very dodgy, and his hip was definitely causing him jip. His teeth were just about okay; he still enjoyed his meat slightly chewy, instead of that pap that they gave the real oldies in this residence. And if truth be told, despite…

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Smorgasbord Reblog – Memoir Bytes: – The 10 Red Flags I Didn’t Pay Attention To – Domestic Abuse by D.G. Kaye

Great memoirs by a talented writer.

Meet Maretha Botha — RRBC Spotlight Author

Enjoy your tour. Your books are adorable. I am tying to decide which one I want first. A belated thanks for your review of my book, And the Whippoorwill Sang. I have been in the hospital and still refined to home. Loved the review–definitely one of my favorites

Marcha's Two-Cents Worth

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Maretha Botha is an Italian National, born in South Africa in a small Western Province town called Montague and grew up in nearby Worcester – a town reminiscent of living in Switzerland among the snow-capped mountains in winter. Worcester had a small library. At the time, the librarian limited young Maretha’s visits to three times a week, because “You spend too much time with your nose in a book and neglect your school work.”

Maretha Botha has remained a confirmed bookworm and constantly strives to raise more bookworms who will enjoy reading, not just as a pleasant past-time, but as an excellent tool to be used when grown-up. The area around her birthplace and hometown is often a source of inspiration. She had this landscape in mind when describing the Molodi valley “as an out-of-the-way place, somewhere in the grasslands of Southern Africa.”

flameandhopecvrExcerpt from “Flame and Hope: An African…

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9 Things an Empath Will Hide From You

The Sisters of the Fey

Are you an empath? Do you know which attributes tell you you’re an empath?

This article is quite informative and accurate with the 9 signs listed below that help you identify with being an empath. I was born an empath so I can relate to all these signs. Can you relate to any of them?

Some people misconstrue the definitions of empathy and sympathy. Below are the definitions of these two words explained from Meriam Webster’s Dictionary.com

empathy

[em-puh-thee] 
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noun

1.

the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing
 of the feelings, thoughts,
or attitudes of one another.

2.

the imaginative ascribing to an object, as natural object or work
 of art, 

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Let’s Play Follow The Leader – @rijanjks #RRBC #RWISA

Great new re-release off Flowers and Stone, by Jan Sikes.

Watch Nonnie Write!

Thank you all for dropping by today.  I hope it was the title of this post that enticed you to do so.

Many of you may be aware that early last year I took my debut novel, “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” down from Amazon.  (I’ve recently discovered that in my haste to do so, I only removed the e-book format and it is still there in paperback format, but hopefully, no one’s buying it).  I did this, because although it received many positive reviews, I just happened to open a paperback copy one day to find some very glaring “hiccups.”  I was so blown away (that they were glaring…at least to me) that I rushed to Amazon and yanked it down with such force, I think I hurt my arm. (I’m sorry, poor arm).

Anyway, with running the hugely busy and successful communities known as RRBC & RWISA, I…

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