Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mondays! Ouch!

MONDAYS OUCH! I went to the library today and picked up a couple of books but they couldn’t help me with my strange request: The joy of Mondays. Where would we be without them? How has your Monday been? Mine … Continue reading

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The copy-editing experience

Originally posted on sandra danby:
This is an unusually long post from me today, as I want to write about copy-editing. One thing I wasn’t prepared for when preparing the manuscript (MS) of Ignoring Gravity for the Britain’s Next Bestseller…

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What is a short story?

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:
Someone asked me recently to define a short story. I could understand her difficulty because it’s much easier to say what’s it’s not. It’s not an idea that could have been developed into a…

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Sleepovers – A Teenage Bonding Ritual

The Sleepover makes me laugh. What has sleep got to do with it? I reckon teenagers should rename the sleepover, The Stay Up All Nighter! The adults have to stay calm while the teenagers let loose! What is the ‘Sleepover’ … Continue reading

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Nature’s Tonic~

Water is a healing balm, bringing those who contemplate calm. Essence of life. Absence of strife. Water is wine, for the soul. Cheers to you with water’s natural high~ “While men believe in the infinite some ponds will be thought…

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Black Sheep

Originally posted on The Bonny Blog:
I drift into a metaphor feet first a breech but you turn and tar me let me in no longer white but black assuring it is decidedly more fun this way family beware

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Poetry – Infinity

Originally posted on The World According to Me:
The stars are shining bright tonight Twinkling and crystal clear The wind is ever so slight Rustling the leaves Your hand reaches for mine A gentle touch Lips so soft and a…

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Get A Romance-Filled Bedroom With Feng Shui

Originally posted on D. Dominik Wickles, Romance Author:
? Feng means wind and shui means water and in Chinese cultures, wind and water are associated with good health. The Chinese people have been using the ancient art of feng shui to…

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Center for Fiction announces longlist for first novel prize

Originally posted on Read Her Like an Open Book:
The Center for Fiction in New York City today announced the longlist of nominees for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Seventeen of the 26 nominees were written by female authors,…

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Racial Diversity in Children’s Books: The Pros & Cons of Subtlety

Originally posted on The Misfortune Of Knowing:
I want my daughters to read books that feature characters from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Back in May, as part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, I wrote: My daughters need to know…

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