Words of wisdom from Neith’s father, Titan Nabo Reffour. #bookquote
Yup, that image describes me to a T right now. Well, not really because my hair is in a bun but you know what I mean.
I’m currently fighting against the sin of passive voice. Some instances escaped the last few edits and so here I am trying to eliminate them one by one.
Passive voice occurs in writing when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb. It’s the opposite of active voice where the subject of the sentence performs the action or the verb. Continue reading “Struggling with the sin of Passive Voice”
No matter how many words you know in the English language, you’re bound to use a handful over and over again. I’ve never been so aware of this as the hours tick down to the release of my first book, The Pursual. These words can become echoes in your story – words that jump off the page to the reader. And not in a good way. Some words will always disappear when a reader sees them. Think of he, she, says, said, a etc. Those words are used so often in the English language that they aren’t special anymore. We don’t notice them in a sentence most times.
Echoes are words that haven’t achieved that ‘disappearing’ status and thus stand out when you read them. When they stand out, they pull the reader from being in the story, making her blink and say to herself, “Didn’t he just use that word a few paragraphs ago?”
…so say we all …
When author and writing guru (can I call her that) Becca Puglisi makes a recommendation, I daresay it’s a good idea to consider it. And that’s how I ended up at Sara LeTourneau’s website and Archetypes.com learning about character archetypes.
Have you ever happened upon a book and loved the title or context so much that you wanted it in your hands that very moment?
I’ve got to say, Win The Political Posting War: Social Media Strategies to Silence the Online Opposition is currently the book doing that to me.
With all the politalk I encounter on social media and even with the people in my everyday life, I not only want to own this book, but also want to hand it out to everyone I meet and tell them,
I’ve put this book on my wishlist (I’ve got to sell a few books before I can indulge on this or anything, frankly, but that’s another story). But, you don’t have to. You can find Win The Political Posting War at Amazon here. Let’s all keep in mind that this book is simply a gag book to encourage us all to stop fighting about politics on social media.
Till next time,
Valentine’s Day is over but the love keeps on giving.
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