Paula Wynne's blog
They say you can take a zebra out of Africa, but you can’t remove their stripes. Bonnie Friend, from Radlett in Hertfordshire, went in search of the reasons why and her discoveries have resulted in a delightful picture book for children to understand more about themselves.
How many times have you heard that saying: I have a book in me? And how many times have you uttered those very words only to be put off with all the faff of getting a publisher?
Well now may be your big chance to get self-published by writing, creating and uploading your own eBook to the tops sites that could sell it for you.
MagBook divided their pocket guide into five easy to read sections. You start with ‘Why do you want to write a book?’
In my writing nuggets, Ron Rozelle tells us aspiring novelists that a metaphor is an implied analogy - it suggests a similarity without actually saying that the simialirty exists. It makes your reader think of a thing or an action that is not the thing or the action that you are describing.
What is a semicolon? And how do you as a novelist use it in your writing? In my topic on nuggets of writing advice, Ron Rozelle in his book on Description and Setting explains that while colons can be used in several ways, semicolons have only one function. But, according to Ron, it’s a very important function. They connect two otherwise complete sentences without resorting to conjunctions like ‘and’ or ‘then’, thus letting you avoid two unforgiveable offenses:
I love my job! I review craft of fiction books within the writing reference guides feature. I was sent some books for novelists to learn how to write good fiction by Writer's Digest Books and reviewed three essential topics for aspiring novelists:
In Gloria Kempton's writing reference guide on writing Dialogue, she tells us novelists that dialogue is an accelerator. The faster you get your fictional people talking, the faster the scene moves. Cutting out any narrative or action sentences not needed will speed up your story. And she advises that you cut out any speech tags so your dialogue is at bare bones.
A Writer's Guide to the Zodiac: How the Stars Can Help You Understand Your Characters. This book is a MUST for all authors, novelists, writers, aspiring writers and self published writers!
Astrology offers writers a powerful tool - a means by which to get to know the characters in any story - how they feel, think, and what motivates them.
As the individual energies associated with the star signs are explored, each character comes alive and their destiny is revealed.