Dreams of Winter, by Christian Warren Freed: #BookReview.

342 pages Science Fiction/Space Opera/Military Whilst a devotee of Science Fiction, I admit to being less than impressed by most Space Opera, so I come to this book with baggage. This is one in a series of books with the collective title ‘A Forgotten Gods Tale’ and I have no knowledge of the rest of …

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The #Write #Word? Post 16

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: Imitation, Illustrated drawing, Intensely, Inflammable/Flammable, Idiot. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Imitation: Good old Roget’s Thesaurus lists the following subheadings …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

So far 10 chapters subjected to the in-depth part of the edit that includes running the text through ProWritingAid, an online grammar checker. My beta reader is just a couple of chapters behind me. I was aiming to have a dozen chapters complete in time for this update, but I hadn’t allowed for a half …

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Childlike Grace

Wise words, well expressed here. I felt I must reblog this post.

Archon's Den

BibleWhen I was a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Blogger Barry, in a recent post, said that he’d halted on his path to becoming an Atheist. He does not say that it was because he was taught that Atheists are evil, nasty or sinful, but that is the reason that many ex-Christians won’t admit that they have become Atheists.

Tired of the judgemental, accusatory, denominational bureaucracy and hypocrisy, he still wished to identify as ‘spiritual.’ It is quite possible to be spiritual, without being a member of any Christian sect.  His last stop before getting off the Christian bus, was at Mormon.

He still visited Atheist websites, and admitted that he had remained a Christian. He was amazed at the vehemence of some militant Atheists, who insisted that any and all religions were harmful.  He admitted that…

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The #Write #Word? Post 15

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: Hideous/Beautiful, Hopelessly, Have an adverse effect on, Hidden ambush, Habitué. Antonyms: words that express the opposite of other words can be hard to find, because thesauruses usually give …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

A somewhat slow start to the final edit before my publisher sees the book. Many time-sensitive jobs to do, unfortunately. Who said ‘retirement’ would bring a less pressured life? Anyway, I finally completed the development work on the website I’m designing for a local charity where I act as a trustee (anyone interested can find …

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The #Write #Word? Post 14

Struggling to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? Me, too. Maybe, in trying to improve my own work, I can help other writers. Today’s words: Gadget, Gleefully, Gourmet/Gourmand, Get her back up, Liberosis, Garbage. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Gadget: some synonyms are object, contrivance, instrument, …

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Progress on the WIP: #SciFi in the Making.

A slightly different slant this week. (Sex and Nudity: Beware!) Why? I haven’t made a start on the final edit; but I’ll be starting that on Friday, and next week’s post will detail progress. Why? If you had an hour or two to spare I’d explain, but you don’t. Neither do I. So, instead; I’m …

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Illinois Native Americans, by In60Learning: #BookReview.

Subtitled ‘A 9,000 Year Civilisation’, this little book is part of a project aimed at providing readers with concise histories that can be enjoyed as text or is an audiobook version. The idea is sensible and welcome. I know absolutely nothing about American Native Indians, other than the terribly distorted view that TV’s cowboy programmes …

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The #Write #Word? Post 13

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: Earn, In order that, Especially, Echo back, Lachesism, Politician. Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey. Earn: synonyms in Roget’s include: busy …

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