Too monumental to handle I’m currently working on my fourth novella, and the start of a second series, after completing the first three, which lumped together form an entire novel. I didn’t start out with the intention of writing even one novella but a short story, and given the panser writer that I am, soon […]
A way to communicate and work effectively Some years ago I attended courses on Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP) and qualified as a practitioner. Since then I've used the skills in both my teaching and writing. While on those courses I learned about Milton and Meta models as a means to communicate and work effectively. Powerful outcomes … Continue reading Milton and Meta Models
So pleased to see the subject of adverb usage being addressed here. Adverbs are an important part of grammar, to be used economically, whenever required, rather than too much.
Adverbs and adverbial phrases sometimes get a bit of a pummelling, and yet they needn’t intrude and shouldn’t be removed indiscriminately.
An adverb is no more likely to spoil a sentence than a poorly chosen adjective or noun.
Use them purposefully in your writing when they bring clarity, but remove them when they create clunk.
Are there rules? You won’t find any in this article, just common-sense guidance to help beginner writers make informed decisions.
The fiction writer – and the fiction editor – who takes a formulaic approach to the treatment of adverbs is heading for trouble.
This is an excellent post on the subject of adding depth to writing. I really like the checklist provided here. via Writing Tips: 8 Ways To Take Your Book From Good To Great - by Braedan Phillips...
I love this idea: being able to add some of one's own writing, randomly chosen or written, to share in the comments section. What a great blog this is! via Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints
I picked out this post to share as it contains some excellent advice on how to manage an indie author storefront. I really appreciate being given the chance to learn from other writers, and also like to be able to pass on their wisdom. Via Justine: Conference Fun
Loving the process My journey, as a writer, has gone from blindly writing onward, in the fragile hope that I would reach 'The End', to one who can now write those words with conviction. I became a student of writing, not through any bricks and mortar establishment, but by purchasing books on the subject from … Continue reading Intuitive Writing
A beginning, middle and an end Before the days when I began to learn about story structure, I just sat down and wrote. An idea popped into my head and I was away, secretly nursing the hope that somehow I'd produce a best seller. Back then, when I used pen and paper, I was completely … Continue reading ‘To plot or not to plot?’ …. that is the question
Hello, My name is Marie-Gaye Barton. I'm a writer and musician. I'm currently working on a series of novellas under a pen-name which will be unveiled in due course. Other projects include helping with essay writing and inputting blog content. I love to be able to share what I'm doing in these respects with other … Continue reading Welcome to Freedom-Writing