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Quips & Quotations 8

A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

Cmjanz

Recommended Blogs in the Publishing/ Writing/ Reading Community

After actively running this website for almost half a year, I would like to make a list of the blogs/blog sections (in alphabetic order) that I find insightful and informative for writers, readers, and publishers. 298 more words

Publishing

mypersonallthing reblogged this on my personal thing and commented:

This is great - thank you for doing this!

The Secret to Good Writing

I have never considered myself the best writer. I think essays are the worst, and thesis statements are darn near impossible for me. And don’t even get me started on conclusion paragraphs… 334 more words

Splinter

No Adverbs Allowed

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
—Stephen King

When I first started writing I searched for just the right adverb to describe an action. 251 more words

Writing

mypersonallthing reblogged this on my personal thing and commented:

I'll be going through my story writing hunting down any adverbs and cutting them out hahaha

"Shut up and listen" if you want to get ahead

“Shut up and listen to others talk” is a line from Stephen King’s non-fiction book, On Writing. Did you sit up and pay attention? I did. 266 more words

Writing

mypersonallthing reblogged this on my personal thing and commented:

And so it does

Idol Writing

A few months ago when I blogged about scaling back my writing efforts in favor of motherhood, a faithful reader asked in the comments, “Do you think your writing desire might be an idol?” 996 more words

Writing

You Need to be a Word Killer

This is something every writer needs to be. It’s painful and will most likely break your heart, but it must be done. EDIT. After the months, years, sleepless nights, blood and pieces of your soul which have been splashed across the pages of your finished manuscript, you must go back and strike unneeded words. 119 more words

Writing