January 2016 – Our Write Side

Title: They Call Me Murdered Author: Cyndi Lord Genre: Supernatural Mystery/Thriller Amazon Rating: 4.9 stars Reviewed by: Stephanie Ayers Cyndi Lord moved to North East Texas in 2005 where she lives on a ranch with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. An award winning author, she recently decided to go into semi-retirement from her…

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Today’s feature. The Window, comes all the way from India. We discovered the author on Facebook. He’s got a bright future ahead of him. Shubham Mamgain is a literature enthusiast currently pursuing his English honors from Delhi University. He first wrote an English poem, a crude rhyme as he puts it, in 6th grade. His…

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Some people call them writing mistakes, others call them pet peeves. Regardless of how you lable them they are common and annoying. Here are ten of the most common writing mistakes and some simple hints to help you avoid them. Original source: Sark e Media

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Two weeks ago, I shared a snippet for the purpose of critique. Last week, I shared two of the comments and my process in accepting or rejecting them. Today, I share the final comment and my thought process as I apply it to my work. Again, here are the questions I asked to guide the…

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A couple of summers ago, I had the great fun of collaborating with other writers to produce “Flip Flop Fiction.” Using the Mad Hatter and his hat as the mode of time travel, characters from one story would make an appearance in another story and change it. We had wonderful fun twisting the fairy tales….

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“Names have power.”~Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief If you have a blog or website of your own, odds are you spent a good amount of time choosing a name. The name you use can say a lot about you and your content with just a few, well-placed words. Blog and website names range from snarky…

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Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: 1. The photo is here to spark your imagination. Use it as the landscape for your story,…

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What is Wednesday Writers Wisdom? I’m glad you asked. I originally started this series to share writing advice with other writers, especially beginning writers. I know when I first started writing again in 2010, I needed a lot of help. So, thus WWW was born. You can expect to find writing advice shared by me,…

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~Helen Keller During her fourth grade school year, my daughter was home schooled because she was simply not stable enough to attend public school. She was also not stable enough to go out in public too much, so we did…

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The Master Class has returned! Every week, I will introduce you to three prompts. Choose one, write about it, link up, and move to the head of the class. It’s that simple. The rules: Read the prompts. Write a story answering the prompt. This can mean you use the prompt as your title, somewhere in…

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