Why writing a book is like creating parallel universes #amwriting

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When I was little there was a children's book I read, and in the book you got to choose what happened next. Such books were not new then, and they are still around now. I saw an adult version of this not very long ago. You know the kind... Lots of exciting stuff has happened...do … Continue reading Why writing a book is like creating parallel universes #amwriting

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain #amwriting #amediting

Writing is easy. All you do is cross out the wrong words. - Mark Twain

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. . . . . .Knowing which words are the wrong words, not so easy. There is a definite art to editing, as I am constantly reminded when I edit other peoples work. It is so easy to spot problems in their writing, and … Continue reading Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. – Mark Twain #amwriting #amediting

Writing stories is my way of scratching that itch #amwriting

Writing stories is my way of scratching that itch

Writing stories is my way of scratching that itch: my escape from the claustrophobia of individuality. It lets me, at least for a while, live more than one life, walk more than one path. Reading, of course, can do the same. Emma Donoghue

Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books #amreading #scifi #fantasy

A truly epic infographic for finding a scifi / fantasy book based on your personal preferences 🙂 For an Interactive guide click here [An Interactive Guide to NPR’s List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books] Source [Click here] Full size [Click here]

Quick and easy passive voice fix #amwriting

Don't send you're reader to sleep! Easy passive voice fix

We all know passive voice should be used sparingly if we don't want to send our reader to sleep. The passive voice often makes sentences unnecessarily wordy, and can distance the reader from the action. Here is a real quick and easy way to eliminate the passive voice. Let's look at a passive example: The cat was … Continue reading Quick and easy passive voice fix #amwriting

Winks by Blinkist…the extreme art of condensing fiction (link) #amreading

How to read a novel fast! Winks by blinkist

If you have never heard of blinkist, it's an app that distills factual book down in the bare minimum ingredients called blinks. I tried it once, and to be honest, decided that I like the long winded approach to reading even factual books. But I know a few people who swear by it, and reckon it's a … Continue reading Winks by Blinkist…the extreme art of condensing fiction (link) #amreading