An author friend and I recently created our own writing retreat. Neither one of us has had much time to work on our novels recently, so we spent the night at a local bed-and-breakfast and stayed up late drinking wine and writing. We both feel we got a significant amount of work done during this time. Continue reading “Writing Should Be Fun”
My last article, Even Editors Need Editors, mentioned that I recommend some programs to my writers so they can self-edit. I received questions regarding these applications and wanted to share my thoughts on them.
I have been an editor of small newsletters’ content since 2009, and in 2015, I expanded my knowledge and skill set. I have edited articles of all types, short stories, novel manuscripts, and poetry. My goal for obtaining a college degree in English was to become a professional editor. But even I need an editor. Continue reading “Even Editors Need Editors”
I was very pleased and surprised to get the notification that I was Coffee House Writers editor of the month for December. I really enjoy the community of CHW, and highly recommend them to new writers or those who want to get their work out into the world. Coffee House Writers’ goal is to helpContinue reading “Editor Of The Month”
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“Movies aren’t being made due to COVID,” I said. “It’s impossible to make a movie and social distance at the same time.”
“That sucks,” Tim muttered.
“What if the movies we have now are the only movies we will ever have?” I mused.
“No, don’t say that!”
My son was horrified, but it got me thinking.
The book I’m currently reading is 699 pages, and the words “smirk” or “smirked” appears 32 times.
I’ve been really focused on my school and family life the last few months. I also traveled a bit, and enjoyed spending time with some lovely women I call Sisters. It was refreshing to be able to chat with women who not only relate to my spirituality, but also support me in the best wayContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016 is here!”
“Ms. Amber Jaydine Austin: You are hereby summoned to the Court of Society where you will explain your chosen profession and how it benefits the city. Please present yourself in one hour.”
We all have different levels of friendships and some of those friends may feel they are at a different level with you than you are with them.