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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.❤

Fiction by 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 - 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.

*

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?

*

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?

*

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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Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Truth She Knew,” by J. A. Owenby

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  • Title:  The Truth She Knew
  • Author: J. A. Owenby
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN:
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1533660549
  • ISBN-13: 9781533660541
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance, Drama

*The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which follows*


In the Author’s words:

“A bittersweet story of young love independence, and soul-crushing manipulation. J.A. Owenby shines a light on the impact that mental illness can have on a family.” —Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, Ph.D., Professional Life Coach

Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.

For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love.

But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair.

Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.”

My Recommendation:

Eighteen-year-old Lacey has reached the point in her life where she is ready to strike out on her own. The stars are shining down upon her and independence is within reach. She is a beautiful girl with a job and friends that mean the world to her. Her life is wide open. That is, except for her family.

Lacey belongs to a family where she is an outcast. Her overbearing mother reminds her on a daily basis that she wishes she had never been born. To Lacey, this is the normality of her life. She has learned to watch for the subtle signals from her mother that alert her to the changes in her personality. Always on the lookout for acceptance from her mother, but seldom finding it, Lacey finds it is easier to hide in the sanctuary of her room when the tirades begin. She lives a lonely existence.

One night, after she sneaked away to attend a friend’s party, Lacey has a chance encounter with a handsome guy named, Walker. There is an immediate attraction between the two of them. Once the sparks begin to fly, Lacey knows she is falling in love. Their resulting affair left me breathless! Beware. There is sex in this novel, however, I found it to be realistic and between two loving individuals.

As Lacey’s family life becomes more violent, she revels in the strong arms of Walker. His belief in her leads her to the safety she seeks. It is through his love that Lacey starts to learn that her life is not normal. Finally, things spiral out of control when her mother interferes in her life one last time, endangering her relationship with Walker.

I read and reviewed the short story called Tears in the Sun, also penned by J. A. Owenby, which was the basis for this novel. Click here to read my review.

Just so you know… I could not put this novel down! Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride and have the box of tissues handy. J. A. Owenby depicts Lacey as someone you want to help and protect. I cried at the horrors she was forced to endure. Mental illness figures predominantly in the writing, exposing the reader to a world filled with dread. Lacey haunted my dreams for a few nights after I finished the book.

This is the first book in the series and it does end on a bit of cliff-hanger. The Truth She Knew has not been released yet. It has an expected publication date of September 16, 2016. I also know the author is working on the second novel, so there should not be a long wait in between publication.

Do you like the kind of novels that lead you on a journey of self-discovery, recovery, and independence? If so, this is the book for you. I loved it and I know you will too! I look forward to finding how Lacey copes with her dysfunctional family.

MY Rating:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 stars

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Author, J. A. Owenby

About J. A. Owenby:

J.A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

She’s a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her second full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach—she helps people find jobs they love.

J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace.

You can follow the progress of her upcoming novel on Twitter @jaowenby
and Facebook at Author J. A. Owenby

Thanks for stopping by,

I have a book hangover! It’s time to get back to reality!

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Hope”

Happy Hump Day! We’re almost to the end of the week! WHEW!

It’s time to get your quote selected. Get your creativity groove revved up so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote. Remember, we have a week, so there is no great hurry! Take your time and just have fun!

Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of “HOPE”


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Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HERE. He also explains how to follow the challenge and gives us a link-back to last week’s post so you can see how creative everyone else was. In addition, Ronovan and I share your posts on social media for added exposure! Thanks for joining us.

I hope you will find the time to visit the blogs who participated last week for the theme of Memories. This is a great way to meet some new bloggers and to read some amazing writing!

Here’s who joined us last week for our theme of “MEMORIES” – Cue the music J

Lady Lee Manila

Morpeth Road

Haddon Musings

Judy E. Martin

Always a Writer

Annette Rochelle Aben

Method Two Madness

Magnanimous Word

L. C. W. Allingham

Postcard from a Pigeon

Thoughts and Entanglements

Zen & Pi

Imaniking Blog

Soul Gifts – Telling Tales

Ramblings of a Writer

Meanings & Musings

Chasing Life & Finding Dreams

~*~


Image credit: Quotesideas.com

The Questions of Life

How do you know the choices you make are correct for that exact moment in time?

How do you know which path to choose?

Should I go right, or should I turn left?

What if the path that leads forward is the one less traveled?

How do you know what is right for you?

How do you choose?

H O P E

Hope springs eternal and points the way –

It is always the brightest star in the sky,

A light that guides us on our path.

Hope is courage,

Hope is conviction,

Hope is faith,

So dream big and live large –

The universe is waiting for YOU!

~*~

Somehow, in these turbulent times, spreading a message of hope is the most uplifting thing we can do. There is so much hate and discord. It seems like we all have to be the same, think the same, believe in the same things… what happened to being individuals?

No matter what your personal belief system is, we should all respect each other’s opinions and strive to make things better for us all. Not, just a few, but all of us.

We are one race – the human race.

Hugs to you all!❤ Remember, miracles happen every day!

65 Magazines that Pay Writers.

Whats new

The following is a list of 65 magazines in a wide variety of topics. All of the magazines accept submissions from freelance writers. WOW!!

Source: 65 Magazines that Pay Writers.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Hope” #WQWWC

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth! Okay, so it’s the greatest Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge challenge on Earth. Some people can be so literal. Oh yeah, this is a literary type challenge. Go figure.

If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Memories, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants.

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It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This weeks theme is:

HOPE

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“There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.” Anwar Sadat

From Wikipedia: Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat (Arabic: محمد أنور السادات‎‎ Muḥammad Anwar as-Sādāt  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [mæˈħæmmæd ˈʔɑnwɑɾ essæˈdæːt]; 25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, under whom he served as Vice President twice and whom he succeeded as President in 1970.


From the strangest places comes the most appropriate quotes for US social circumstances. After seeing this quote I think it only natural to take a step back from everything going on in the US and other parts of the world and think, “What on earth are we doing?”

We for some reason think of ourselves as better than other nations in many ways, yet we head down similar paths of nations who had disasters. But who will admit there is a faulty outlook in the situation? Both sides are wrong, but neither will admit it.

 

See you in the comments!

Ronovan

Remember, Colleen and I alternate weeks here on her blog hosting the challenge.

“Ancient Songs” – A Haiku

The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 words for this week are “Sing & Flower.” To make the words a bit more colorful I used the word, “chant” for sing, and “bud,” for flower.

Nymphs chant ancient songs –

as buds raise their heads in glee,

a storm lurks above.

Colleen M. Chesebro

~*~

I am busy editing The Heart Stone Chronicles. I have decided on that title so that each book of the series can be titled by the nymph the book is about. Book One is “The Swamp Fairy.” I must say the book is shaping up to be fabulous, thanks to my fabulous editor, Melissa Barker-Simpson!

In a few weeks, I will have a cover reveal created with love by my dear friend, Wendy Anne Darling, from The Dragon’s Lair. She studied to become a graphic artist and is quite gifted, as you shall all see.

Many thanks to Ronovan for hosting my favorite challenge each week. I’ll see you next week!❤

» 12 Publishers Open to Previously Self-Published Books and Reprints

If you’ve self-published, but still want a traditional publisher, this list is for you.<3

Source: » 12 Publishers Open to Previously Self-Published Books and Reprints

Silver’s Word of the Week – “Ambrosial”

Welcome to Silver’s Word of the Week where I try to find strange and unusual words to ignite our vocabulary to new levels! Are you ready to learn a new word?

This week our word is ambrosial and is courtesy of Dictionary.com

I love adjectives because they enhance my writing which allows word images to form in our reader’s minds. Adjectives are a writer’s best friend. Used sparingly, they can enhance nouns.

An ad·jec·tive (ˈajəktiv/) is a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

The e-GMAT blog gives an excellent discussion of adjectives and how to use them. The image is also from the same blog.

So that brings me to the word “ambrosial.” I love the sounds of the letters. This is the kind of adjective that rolls off your tongue.

When I am writing a description I put myself into the scene. In this way, I can use my senses to describe what I am seeing in my mind. Here are some examples:

Stephanie raised the glass of wine to her lips, smelling the ambrosial fragrance of the cool liquid sliding down her throat.

Abby gazed at the green heart stone located in the middle of the swamp with the knowledge that the stone was ambrosial.

Did YOU know?

Dictionary.com also says that the word “ambrosial,” comes from the root word, ambrosia. Its origin is from 1545-55; < Latin < Greek: meaning immortality, food of the gods. By combining the form of brotōs mortal; akin to Latin mortuus dead, murder-ios adj. suffix, and replacing the Middle English ambrose, ambrosie < Old French ambroise <Latin.

Have a fabulous week! Here are some “ambrosial waves” to bring you calm and peace in our crazy world!

Stay cool in the summer heat. See you later. I am off to enjoy this ambrosial treat of gargantuan proportions!❤

~*~

READ MORE ON SILVER’S MONTHLY FAIRY WHISPERS

Sign up for my monthly newsletter where you will find exciting reads from across the web plus a few creations of my own. Written, just for you, with fairy love, each month. Just fly over to my sign up page and enter your email.❤

Silver’s Book Reviews – “Szen Zone, BY AUTHOR @GARYSZENDERSKI

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  • Title:  Szen Zone – Reaching a State of Positive Change
  • Author: Gary Szenderski
  • File Size: 644 KB
  • Print Length: 203 Pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN:
  • Publisher: Finger Touch Books
  • Publication Date: December 16, 2015
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN:  B019H83NUE
  • ISBN-10: 1500514977
  • ISBN-13: 9781500514976
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Motivational, Teen & Young Adult, Self Help

*The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which follows*

In the author’s words:

“From the author of Book of Szen, Stories and Inspiration for a Changing World. Whereas ZEN is of the moment and what is, SZEN celebrates what could be. The SZEN ZONE – Reaching a State of Positive Change contains lighthearted and positive narrative on life and its possibilities, with stories that cover the gamut from interesting to profound. The general overarching theme is on change and all of the aspects of it – Creating, surviving and managing change with the goal to recognize the power we have to become what we choose, both when we’re feeling in control and how to manage when we’re not in control.

The SZEN ZONE focuses on identifying the lift-off point for creating positive change. Although everyone is different and it’s a very individual and sometimes internalized process, the principles in this book can help you establish the context and right frame of mind to embrace and manage change. After many years of professionally helping individuals and companies navigate change, I’ve observed how some changes seem to take forever while unforeseen change can come right at you and in an instant move your world.”

Recommendation:

The Szen Zone is a collection of life lessons interwoven into short stories which lead the reader into the possibilities of change, and how making changes can open the doors to further growth. A self-help book in nature, it is written in a down to earth style that everyone can relate to.

The book is split into topics which then flow into each short story. At the end of each story, the author follows with his points to ponder. He then ends with a “Szenippit,” a clever play on words with his last name. Each Szenippit is a quote that really hits home with the subject discussed.

For example, Chapter Four is called, “Living in the Present.” One of my favorite quotes from the book is this:

“There is no perfect time, there is only this time, your best first chance. You know that you’re as ready as you will ever become.”

Each chapter and topic are geared at empowering us as individuals to create positive change in our lives. A detailed description of the five essential elements necessary to create positive changes is shared. They are, self-exploration; perspective; imagination; now and energy. The words create the acronym, S.P.I.N.E. which is a handy way to remember that it takes character to change and succeed in life.

It took me a couple of weeks to read the book because the subject matter really made me think about my own goals and ability to change. I weighed the possibilities and not only lived in the now, I also thought about what some of these positive changes could bring to me at this stage in my life.

It would be easy to read the book in its entirety, or split it into a topic at a time. I found myself highlighting and bookmarking many passages that spoke to me. This is the kind of book that I will refer to often. I liked the author’s message of setting goals and allowing myself the freedom to make changes that will facilitate me reaching the completion of my goals.

Are you looking to make some positive changes in your life? Don’t do it alone. Let the Szen Zone guide you down the path of self-discovery. Remember:

“Achievement is not only about reaching the goal; it’s about setting the right goal to reach. We’ll know we’ve set the right one when we can’t wait to get there.”

My Rating:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 4
Overall Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About Gary Szenderski:

Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher, and branding specialist internationally acclaimed as an expert on the subject. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and SZEN ZONE. He’s an often quoted marketing expert and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California at Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California and welcomes your comments. Email him at gary@bookofszen.com.

To watch an interview with Gary Szenderski, please click the link below.

https://youtu.be/r6_kKSmq_SI

Make certain to connect with Gary through Twitter @GarySzenderski

Facebook: Books of Szen

Author blog: Szenzone.com

Thanks for stopping by! Now is the time to set some goals and make positive changes!❤

How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

 

This is a fascinating way to write a story. Check it out! YOU will be glad you did!❤

A great story might be hiding right under your nose.

Source: How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method

“Fairies” – A Cinquain Poem

My friend, Judith Barrow suggested I try writing a Cinquain poem. This was a new form I had never heard of, so I decided to do a little research. Here is what I found out:

Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle

Here is a site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out.

Here is an example of a cinquain:

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Here is what I came up with!

Poet.org shares, (please click the link to learn more about this poetry form).

“The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry.”

I guess it has been poetry week on silverthreading.com this week. Won’t you join me? Try out some new poetry forms! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!❤

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Memories

I just had to share these wonderful memories Michael had of time spent with his grandmother in the garden. The magic is evident in his words!❤

Morpethroad

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“Fairies do belong –

In the magic of our hearts,”

It was my grandmother who first alerted me to the fairies in our garden. Grandmother cultivated ferns of all descriptions and amongst them lived the fern fairies.

My grandmother was always a curious and often times quaint lady. She spent a lot of time in the fernery and once I understood why it became my favourite haunt as well.

For each variety of fern there was a variety of fairy, Among the maiden hair lived the most delicate and fine featured fairies. They floated about, they moved with such grace and precision it was relaxing watching them go about their business.

Grandmother introduced me to them. It was a ritual as they didn’t make themselves known to anyone.

For as graceful as they were they were also very aloof and private. You had to be invited in and Grandmother had…

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Memories

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!

Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Ronovan and I are really enjoying all the creativity that has been blossoming from this challenge. There has been fascinating science fiction stories, poetry, and even a song or two!

BUT WAIT!

If you like the OLD Writers Quote Wednesday where you selected a quote and talked about the author of the quote you CAN still do that. The quotes are a pathway to find inspiration in your writing. You can write whatever you would like as long as you include your quote with your piece. You can write poetry, music, share songs, write flash fiction…

This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to the right spot!

Each week we will include a theme for anyone who needs additional inspiration. You don’t have to follow our theme if you don’t want to. It is optional.

You have from this Wednesday until the following Tuesday to participate! Woo HOO!

In fact, Ronovan and I will alternate each week with a themed prompt post written on Silver Threading. This will give you a different perspective weekly to keep your inspiration flowing.

Make sure to join us. You never know what we will come up with!

Here is the link to last week’s post from Ronovan.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BLOGS TO FOLLOW… I have included the entries from last week with the theme of “BEAUTY” (Please click on their name to visit their blog to read their contribution)

Two on a Rant

Haddon Musings

Lady Lee Manila

The Writer Next Door

Ramblings of a Writer

Judy E. Martin

Annette Rochelle Aben

Morpeth Road

Indie Adda

Method Two Madness

Postcard from a Pigeon

Daily Echo

New to Writing

From the Sticks to the Bricks & Back Again

Ronovan Writes

I Maniking Blog

Silver Threading

Everybody did such a great job!

This is my week, and Ronovan will be back next week to share his theme with you. We thought it would be fun to split the brain power needed each week. All of you get hosts that are reasonably fresh and fun to play with each week, so join in!

THIS WEEK’S THEME IS “MEMORIES.”

So what do you do?

You select a quote that inspires you. Then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all using the quote either in your story or as the title of your masterpiece. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote.

Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given to other’s work.

You can use Fotoflexer, Picmonkey, or Canva.com, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Each Wednesday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Tuesday night to share your creativity inspired by a quote. We will share your posts on social media for added exposure.

BOTTOM LINE: Have fun and be creative!


Magical Memories

(a Haibun and a Haiku)

When browsing through the memories swirling within your mind,

most people often find –

magic is the least understood of the fairy-tale arts.

Fear not! Look deep within your soul –

to remember a time

when enchantment explained the world,

first seen through the eyes of a child.

~*~

Fairies do belong –

In the magic of our hearts,

We run from the truth.

Colleen M. Chesebro

So come on! Join us and share your memories!

P. S. I am going to be doing some heavy duty editing the next few days. If I don’t answer you right away, don’t worry. I will find you. Hugs!!❤

New Series starting soon – Book and Blog promotion – Retweet the Pinned Tweet.

Wow! Look what Sally has going on! This is amazing! ❤️

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

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If you are a regular visitor to the blog you will have noticed that I have been promoting my new virtual cafe and bookstore. It now has around a hundred authors who have been featured here in the last year and lists up to four of their books – a buy link to Amazon or their own site and also a link to their blog.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-2/

meet and greet

I am also very keen to promote bloggers and recently I began a weekly meet and greet to introduce those who have kindly followed me..

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/welcome-to-the-party-meet-and-greet-new-bloggers-3/

Some other options coming soon.

I am now setting up some new  book and blog promotions to start in the next few weeks and I want to spread the promotion across my other social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

Here is the first of these new options for those of you on Twitter that I…

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Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge

Check out this fun challenge from the Elusivetrope.com! This looks amazing!❤

For me, Magnetic Poetry online is an occasional relaxing fun activity, get the poetic juices flowing – maybe because one just can’t really take it that serious. Not that great poems cannot be creat…

Source: Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge

Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing | Writing Forward

good idea

I like to think that we poets can spread our creative wings when writing poetry. I think we should break the grammar rules. What do you think?❤

How do poetry writing and grammar rules live inside the same space? Grammar is technical while poetry is creative. Is there a happy medium where these two meet?

Source: Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing | Writing Forward

Her Life’s Defining Moment – A Tanka

The RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105 words for this week are “Time & Grow.” I am going to spread my wings a bit and write a Tanka poem instead of a Haiku.

You can always spot a Tanka because it has five lines with syllables in each line accordingly: 5/7/5/7/7. Here is my example:

Are you interested in this Japanese poetry form? Check out my post here to learn more. Tanka gives you a few more lines to tell your story. See if it works for you.

Many thanks to Ronovan for hosting this challenge. I hope you will join us!

7 Things You Need To Know to Master Your Genre’s Book Cover

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