Written by Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog is “related” to Doomsday Book. I say related because the two stories are set in the future, and involve time travel, but the characters are different. Whilst Doomsday Book is set in medieval times – in the middle of the plague – To Say Nothing … Read moreBook Review: To Say Nothing of the Dog
The editing is coming along nicely — slowly, but nicely. However, I have come across one paragraph that desperately needs rewording. Yet the right words will NOT come to mind. I’ve tried using words that mean a similar thing in the hope that something will pop out at me later, but even that isn’t working … Read moreFinding the Right Words
There is no failure – except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard I believe this is true. You haven’t failed until you stop trying. We all know that the publishing industry is hard to break into, yet some writers still think they will get published within a few months of finishing their manuscript. This … Read moreFailure
We did it! It took us 15 weeks, but the results have been worth it. We started dieting to lose weight and become healthier. Yet we also changed our eating habits, which we will utilise long term to stay where we are now. And where is that, you might be asking: Karen: I started out … Read moreDiet: The End
We hear horror stories about the slush pile all the time. 1. The great stories that have slipped through the fingers of an editor because they didn’t read it. 2. The dozens, more often hundreds, of rejection letters received by serious writers before they are accepted (if they are). 3. The gut feeling that the … Read moreIf I was an editor…
I had to find some basic grammar and punctuation websites to post in a thread on my message board, and I thought it might be a good idea to place them here too. I don’t believe a successful writer has to have talent. Anyone can learn to write, if they have the desire to do … Read moreGrammar and Punctuation
As I stated yesterday, my weakness is passive sentences. The following links were supplied to me by one of the critters who felt I might benefit from them. Active and Passive Verbs Passive Voice Past Continuous I’m sharing them with you, in case you could benefit too.
There are reasons, well, excuses, why I haven’t been doing my edit. However, this morning I woke up and I promised myself that I would do some editing today. After four hours of scanning old photos for my family tree, I turned my mind to Cat’s Eyes. Last weekend, I merged chapters 1 and 2. … Read moreSlacking Off