The only writing rules you’ll ever need!

Hi! You may have noticed that I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks – but with good reason.  I have been working almost daily on polishing my novel.  I have even found some readers to provide editing and feedback before I start sending out my manuscript to publishers (with fingers crossed and a …

The Power of Simple Words, Animated

by Maria Popova Getting from “no coordinates exist like one’s domicile” to “there’s no place like home.” “Use the right word, not its second cousin,” Mark Twain admonished. “Use short words, short sentences and short paragraphs,” David Ogilvy advised. Last week, my friends at TED launchedTED-Ed — a wonderful new series of short animated videos for high school …

5 things you need to know …in order to write a successful book

  I attended the Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) October meeting, where author Nichole McGill made a presentation regarding writing successful books.  I was advised by my mentor, Mrs. W., to touch base with a writer’s group if I could and I was lucky to find this one.  They have monthly meetings covering different topics.  I …