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Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer ~

Visual Word Artist, Poet, & Book Reviewer

Brisk Autumn Mornings – A Tanka

Brisk autumn mornings – fog and dew lay summer bare, while blue sky kisses paint lacy frost on spent blooms commencing my day anew. by Colleen Chesebro

The Six Month Novel Writing Plan

Click the highlighted link at the bottom of the post to read this author's plan of how to write a book in 6 months. You never know... this could work for you!❤ Most authors have heard of National Novel... Continue Reading →

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #1 Harvest & Moon

Happy Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get your poetry groove on? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's talk TANKA poetry. WHY TANKA POETRY? I love to write Tanka... Continue Reading →

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: Your 4-Week Success Plan

A great article to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo. I'm participating this year!❤ Click the highlighted link below to read their tips. Sure, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to sprint toward the finish line. But planning in October can... Continue Reading →

Interview – Frances Kelvin Otung

Two great friends here. Jennifer Nichole Wells, and Francis Otung. Poets – check out Felan!❤

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Click through the following links to read Frances’ past interviews. Issue 1, 2, 5 & 6.

Tell us about the specific inspiration behind one or each of your accepted pieces.
I was doing a piece for a friend on ‘BEAUTY’ and it occurred to me that the beautiful may not always be “Beautiful”. Like the broken pottery that is held together with gold, a Japanese Art of Kintsugi which values breakage and imperfections. According to Wikipedia, “As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

fēlan is old English for feel. What makes you feel fascination?
Fascination springs from the intrigues that little scenes bring my way, like the wonders of childbirth, the unfolding of petals, the sprouting of new seeds – these and more keep me in awe. The constant amazement at life itself…

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Silver’s #BOOK REVIEWS – “Dancing With Air,” BY Uvi Poznansky

Title:  Dancing With Air (Still Life with Memories – Book 4) Author: Uvi Poznansky File Size: 2011 KB Print Length: 214 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1536896535 Publisher: Uvi Poznansky Publication Date: August 8, 2016 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN:  B01I4ENROY Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads... Continue Reading →

Somber Definition | Grammarly Blog

Somber vs. Sombre... which is right? Click the highlighted link at the bottom to find out!❤ Source: Somber Definition | Grammarly Blog

Nerve Wracking | Grammarly Blog

The Grammarly Blog brings us another great explanation of which phrase is correct... wracking or racking! Click the highlighted link at the end of the post to read their explanation.❤ “Nerve-racking” is the original and correct spelling of this... Continue Reading →

Elemental Beings

There are four elements in nature: fire, air, earth, and water. In fact, our ancient astrological signs are based on these four elements. The three fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The three air signs are Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.... Continue Reading →

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 11 – Game Birds

I just stumbled upon this challenge sponsored by Elsie in New Zealand, on her blog, Ramblings of a Writer! How exciting. Since I've started my own Tanka Challenge how could I resist? You can never have too many Haiku or... Continue Reading →

GREAT NEWS! TANKA Tuesday starts 9/27/16

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join me in the TANKA Café for an exciting new challenge. Share your love of poetry and write a Tanka! See you there for coffee, tea, and Tankas!  <3

Silver’s Fairy Portal

A couple of months ago, my two granddaughters, Maleah and Arianna, and I set out to create some fairy houses for my office. After all, you can't write about fairies and invite them into your life and not have somewhere... Continue Reading →

How to Create a Compelling Character Arc – ProWritingAid

Did you know that almost all characters follow one of just three kinds of character arcs? Seriously, you want to read this! Click on the highlighted link below to read this great information.❤ The standard definition of a character... Continue Reading →

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Farewell”

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. Please use #WQWWC on your post so when we share to Twitter we... Continue Reading →

Does FB Sell Books & Do Writers Need a Facebook Fan Page?

This is a must read! What do you guys think? How do you authors do with your fan page?❤

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Social media is powerful for connecting us (our books) with the very people we wrote them for to begin with. But, we are wise to appreciate that creating a brand and cultivating genuine and passionate fans is not going to happen overnight. The deeper the roots, the stronger the brand and the platform.

Why that is important is if we keep chasing the newest shiny, we fail to ever gain compounding results. We are chasing fad after fad. Thus a saner approach is to build places that are the most stable.

***Yes, we can build on Instagram and SnapChat and the like, but that will come with more risk and possibly devour time we need to write more books.

The blog is still the strongest and most resilient form of social media. Blogs have been around since the 90s and unless the Internet goes down? Blogs will remain.

But other…

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From Grammarly to WordRake: A Review of 6 Automatic Editing Tools

There are some great FREE editing tools here. Check them out! Just click the highlighted link at the end of this post to see the list.❤   Which automatic editing tool is best for writers? We tested six popular... Continue Reading →

Gray or Grey? | Grammarly Blog

I run into this word all the time. I want to use "grey..." hmm. Maybe I have some English leanings! LOL! Anyway, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the differences.❤ Grey and gray are... Continue Reading →

SILVER’S #BOOK REVIEWS – “The Automation,” BY Anonymous & GB Gabbler

Title:  The Automation, Vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series Author: Anonymous and GB Gabbler File Size: 5253 KB Print Length: 364 pages Publisher: SOBPublishing Publication Date: 1 edition (July 7, 2014) Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B00LLI4XT4 ISBN-10: 0692259716 ISBN-13: 9780692259719 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads... Continue Reading →

Ride the Waves! – Guest Post…

Check out my friend, Annette! ❤️❤️❤️

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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It would be my pleasure to hold space for you on my weekly internet radio talk radio program titled:

Tell Me a Story

This is a half an hour where YOU get to share a story with the audience. Could be that you have a book to promote. Maybe you want to share your blog, which is filled with tips and great information. I’m simply thinking of topics that others have shared but I know that you are already pondering what story you can tell.

Who am I?

I am a broadcast radio professional with over 30 years of experience in radio and television.

It has been my pleasure to hold space for hundreds of people in a wide variety of fields who have shared their stories with people all over the world using various…

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F is for Fear – 6 Tips on How to Evoke Fear in Your Writing – Author Zoo

This is an excellent piece about how to show fear in your writing. Click the highlighted link at the end of the post to read more... and really read it!❤ Thank you, Michelle Somers for writing this post as part of... Continue Reading →

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