Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10 words per page

Ten words per page.

That’s how many words get scanned the first time through. 

Perhaps five on a billboard.

Which means that your memo, your ad, your announcement,

your post–you get ten words.

Highlight the ten of the 1,000 you’ve written. Which ten

do you want someone to scan so that they’re intrigued 

enough to slow down and read the rest?

If you can begin with the ten words and write around 

them, you have the foundation for an effective message.

As Jay Levinson said, the best billboard ever said, 

“Free coffee, next exit.”

What do we see when we scan your work?

(50) Writers' Row - YouTube

(50) Writers' Row - YouTube: David Gane and D. C. Wright-Hammer discuss writing, twitter's #writingcommunity, and the business side of being an independent author. Guests join to offer a...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Help Me Name My Character - Every Writer

Help Me Name My Character - Every Writer: I see the questions on Twitter about once a week: Can you please help me name my characters? What is a good Swedish name for a character? I see these questions in many variations, so I thought I would put together a list of sites that help you name and define characters.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Discounts and New Writer Award

Discounts and New Writer Award: Now Accepting: New Writers Awards Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions are open for the 2019 New Writer Awards. Hundreds in cash prizes plus ...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Book Trades | Port Book and News First St., Port Angeles

Book Trades | Port Book and News: Port Book and News accepts used books for trade Monday thru Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
We offer 30% of the original cover price in credit which can be used towards the purchase of new or used books.

Friday, May 10, 2019

10 Words Editors Hate - Every Writer

10 Words Editors Hate - Every Writer: 10 Words Editors Hate We are talking about literary writing here, in most cases. Genre writing tends to be a little different, and some of these words are

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Is 'absolutely' overused? Absolutely! - CNN.com

Is 'absolutely' overused? Absolutely! - CNN.com: Absolutely!

Should People Stop Saying "Absolutely" So Much? Absolutely! - A Short Rant on an Overused Expression and Why it Should be Avoided - Community in Mission

Should People Stop Saying "Absolutely" So Much? Absolutely! - A Short Rant on an Overused Expression and Why it Should be Avoided - Community in Mission: One of the most overused terms in modern speech is the word “absolutely.” As in, “Do you want some gravy with those potatoes?” “Absolutely!” Or, “Would you agree that solution ‘X’ is the best solution to problem ‘Y’?”  “Absolutely!” What to call this … an expression? A semantic substitution for “yes?” A logism? A hyperbole? … Continue reading "Should People Stop Saying "Absolutely" So Much? Absolutely! – A Short Rant on an Overused Expression and Why it Should be Avoided"

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 2019 | Poetry Magazine | Poetry Foundation

May 2019 | Poetry Magazine | Poetry Foundation: Shane McCrae, Ariana Reines, Philip Metres, Catherine Wagner, T.J. Jarrett, Bianca Stone, Charif Shanahan, Martha Serpas, David Harsent, Miller Oberman, Anthony Anaxagorou, Paula Bohince, Devin Johnston, Ron Padgett, Emily Liebowitz, Natalie Eilbert, Randall Horton, Richard Garcia, Dunya Mikhail, David Baker, Lily Zhou, Elaine Equi, John Skoyles, Melissa Studdard, and others.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Using Tumeric??

Don't take Tumeric with blood-thinners including warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin, among others.

Power Words Mind Map

Power Words Mind Map: Power Words Mind Map

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

30 Tongue Twisters Including the Hardest Ever!

30 Tongue Twisters Including the Hardest Ever!: Thirty tongue twisters to practice your speech from the easy through what is currently considered to be the hardest tongue twister in the world.  Good warm up if you plan to read aloud or record your work.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Comma Rules: A Quick Quide | Grammarly

Comma Rules: A Quick Quide | Grammarly: Ah, the comma. Of all the punctuation marks in English, this one is perhaps the most abused and misused. And it’s no wonder. There are…

Friday, April 12, 2019

10 Reasons to keep a writing journal

10 Reasons to keep a writing journal: Journals, because of computers and typing everything we write, are really becoming a think of the past. That’s a shame. You can get so much out of writing a journal.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Examples of Tropes

Examples of Tropes: A trope is a literary device. It can be a metaphor, a simile, an example of personification, verbal irony, and more. In contemporary usage, it can be a synonym for a cliche, too.  You will hear trope used a lot on the media.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

How to Publish a Poem - Every Writer

How to Publish a Poem - Every Writer: This article, "How to Publish a Poem"  is one of our old articles that was titled “How to Submit a Poem.” We have changed it somewhat, and changed the title

Saturday, March 30, 2019

How long is a short story? A question for the ages. - Every Writer

How long is a short story? A question for the ages. - Every Writer: The short story usually falls between 1,000 and 15,000 words. At around 15,000 words the novella is born. We are addressing the modern short story

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

POETRY Submission Manager

POETRY Submission Manager: POETRY Submission Manager Powered By Submittable - Accept and Curate Digital Content

Monday, January 14, 2019

Can You Identify The Plural Of These Words?

Can You Identify The Plural Of These Words?: Can you spell the plural forms of the most challenging words? Take this quiz to find out!