The #Write #Word? Post 12

Sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Maybe, in trying to improve my own work, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Epic, Decimate, Filled(full) to capacity, Go the extra mile. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Epic: Roget’s gives the following headers; …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

More movement! The first content edit is now complete up to Chapter 25, meaning I’ve 49,560 words, an increase of 17,481 since the last report. I hope to have even greater progress to report next week, now I’ve had an opportunity to properly set-up my new PC, and dealt with the basic stuff for the …

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The #Write #Word? Post 11

Do you sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Perhaps, in improving myself, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Pig-headed/Amenable, Incredible to believe, In the event of, Weltschmerz Antonyms: words that express the opposite of other words. They can be hard to find, and thesauruses usually don’t give examples. …

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Writers, Quirky? Surely Not!

The infographic below came to me via the custom-writing blog  I think many visitors to this site might find it interesting, so here it is for your delectation. Enjoy!

Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

Movement at last! Today, I completed the first content edit on Chapter 15, meaning I’ve 32,079 words in the new document for the book. I hope to have greater progress to report next week, now that I’ve completed all the work on migration of files and pictures to my new PC. Of course, there’s still …

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70 Solutions to Common #Writing Mistakes, by Bob Mayer: #BookReview.

If you’re a writer just starting out or, better still, someone thinking of starting to write, this is a useful book. It also contains reminders of good, and bad, habits to keep established writers on track. So much has been written about the craft of writing that a lot of the advice in this little …

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The #Write #Word? Post 10

Do you sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Perhaps, in improving myself, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Disinterested/Uninterested, Cacophony of sound, Kilig. Words often misused: English, because of its inheritance of words stolen from many languages, often uses words that superficially appear to mean more or less …

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To Enter the Path, by Stephanie Flores: #BookReview.

Within this book is a great story trying to get out. The main protagonist, a young woman overtaken by a demonic magic spirit, is very well imagined and drawn. Her companions are equally well created. The problem is that the story is somewhat swamped by the repetitive nature of the challenges and solutions. The book …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

It’s been an interesting week, but then most weeks this year have borne an element of surprise, frustration, despair, joy or paranoia. The important aspect, considering this post, is that I’ve put 8 chapters through the first content edit, reaching a total of 16,555 words in the current document. There’ll be a second content edit …

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What is the Future of Sci-Fi Books?

These days science can be stranger and even more advanced than science fiction. While it is true that many ideas and dreams from classic sci-fi have been fulfilled, or even surpassed, sci-fi has rarely been about the prediction of an exact future; it’s always been about the dreams and anxieties of the present. H.G. Well’s …

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