How to Crisp Up Your Writing–Revision Tools for Wordsmithing

Once again I am reblogging one of Mary Carroll Moores’s writing tips.  For over a year she has reminded me or taught me a lot  about writing. Mary and the AutoCrit Programme have been my teachers in the writing of The Fortune Seekers.  Today’s article is on crisp writing – something quite new to meContinue reading “How to Crisp Up Your Writing–Revision Tools for Wordsmithing”

Using Pause Breaks to Strengthen the Pacing of Your Story 

Using Pause Breaks to Strengthen the Pacing of Your Story , by Mary Carroll Moore  Right now, I’m working with a writer who is studying pacing: specifically, how to pace her chapters. She tends to deliver too much–too many images, too many ideas, too much happening–all at once. It feels like a freight train comingContinue reading “Using Pause Breaks to Strengthen the Pacing of Your Story “

What the horrible word ‘Bastard’really means

Today I received my first ever review from someone who bought my book- The Fortune Seekers. Tim Gurung, an author of a number of unique books, including ‘Redemption’ and ‘Afterlife’,  wrote the following review. It has encouraged me, and also made me aware of the power of words. Here’s his review.  This book is veryContinue reading “What the horrible word ‘Bastard’really means”

How to Deal with Negative People — MakeItUltra™

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” ~Joyce Meyer 1. Recognize and accept their toxicity First and foremost, it is important to identify and accept that someone we know is a negative person. This can be difficult, especially when the person is someone we care about. Either way, we must be carefulContinue reading “How to Deal with Negative People — MakeItUltra™”

Do People have to buy my book on the Internet?

BACK TO TOP Do people have to buy my book on the Internet? No. Readers can purchase Xlibris books by telephone  on 1800 455 039 ( within Australia) (or +44 20 3014 4095 ( if calling from outside Australia), fax at (02) 8088 6078, e-mail at orders@xlibris.com.au, or mail to: Attn: Book Orders Xlibris LLCContinue reading “Do People have to buy my book on the Internet?”

Destination -when two distant cousins meet on social media

This week I have re connected with another relation who has spent many years researching her family – this is Cynthia McCaughan (NZ). We both share the same great Grandparents originally from Northern Ireland. Namely Patrick McCaughan and Jane Amelia Bigwood. Today I have discovered we both share more than family links. We share paintingContinue reading “Destination -when two distant cousins meet on social media”

‘The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’  is available now… 

Today is a momentous day.  Today my first novel was published online. Today 17/08/2016 my goal to write and publish has been accomplished. It is available to all who wish to buy a hardcopy . Just type in either The Fortune Seekers or Glennis Browne  Hardcopy- http://bookstore.xlibris.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=The+Fortune+Seekers Ebook –  https://www.amazon.com/Fortune-Seekers-Dan-Charlotte-Book-ebook/ It’s also available at http://bookstore.xlibris.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=The+Fortune+SeekersContinue reading “‘The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’  is available now… “

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR BOOK IS NOW PUBLISHED!

Oh me oh my,  Should I laugh or should I cry? Something within me is growing, Tickling sensation – making its presence known. Inside me, as if wings in unison are flying, Feelings of excitement rapidly rising! Should I shout out…how incredible -as I did it! Strum a melody, pray a prayer,  Write a song.Continue reading “CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR BOOK IS NOW PUBLISHED!”

Build Your Author Platform – blog by Allison Tait

Hi there,  This week I am promoting author Allison Tait who I have been following for sometime. Her help has been invaluable. Perhaps her author focused site may help you grow as a writer as well.  Home : Guest blog by Allison Tait. Allison Tait is a freelance writer with more than 20 years’ experience inContinue reading “Build Your Author Platform – blog by Allison Tait”

How To Transform Your Story With A Moment of Truth

Story Structure K.M. Weiland Site JULY 8, 2016 by K.M. WEILAND | @KMWEILAND 58 COMMENTS How to Transform Your Story With a Moment of Truth How To Transform Your Story With A Moment of TruthPart 4 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel “How can I fix the saggy middle of myContinue reading “How To Transform Your Story With A Moment of Truth”