Is Stephen King’s Adverbs Rule Going Out Of Fashion?

Some bestselling books are using so many adverbs that it must make Stephen King wince, acutely. So what’s an adverb and what is the problem with them?
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Separating Yourself From Your Characters

by Doug Lewars   I expect most people, whether they agree with it or not, are familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality classification system which …

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What Qualities Do Great Writers Have And How To Adopt Them

What qualities do great writers have that set them apart from other writers? Here are five qualities great writers all have in common.
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12 Common Struggles Experienced Writers Still Deal With Almost Daily

You are not immune to struggle just because you’ve been writing for a while.

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Self-Publishing: The Expectations vs Reality For New Authors

The expectations vs reality for self-publishing authors is that data will drive success in the future and not just a great book cover and a well-written story.
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Writers are you Gardner’s or architects?

Writers I wish to introduce some writing turns that are new to me.

I am sorry if these turns are old hat to you!

When it comes to plotting stories are you a Gardner someone who has a germ or seed of an idea and lets the story develop from there.

Or are you a architect someone who plans every details?

The answer is that you maybe somewhere in between these two.

Please understand I am not telling you how to write do what works for you and write what you want!

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The Dark Tide has landed!!!

The Dark Tide the third novel in my Wereding Chronicles fantasy series has finally landed.

So go and get it before I decide to put the price up

If you have not read book one the Awakening of Magic then take a look here

Thanks for listening C!!!

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New book coming soon

The long awaited third novel in the fantasy series the Wereding Chronicles is with the publishers. The Dark Tide should be out on the 4Th of December 2019.

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Book Tour: If You Love Me, I’m Yours by Lizzie Chantree

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Hello and welcome!

Today, I’m excited to be featuring the latest release by author, Lizzie Chantree, as part of her “If You Love Me, I’m Yours” book release tour.

Lizzie and I are both members of the Rave Reviews Book Club and she has been a guest on this blog before. She is a talented, award-winning author and inventor. It is a privilege to have her as my guest today.

Introducing author Lizzie Chantree.

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Author Bio:

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She…

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Taking the Plunge.

Lisa Mackay - Author

Having spent some time humming and hawing about the benefits of attending a book conference, I had talked myself out of it in 2017. But as the advertisements for the Dublin Writer’s Conference from BooksGoSocial started to arrive in my inbox for 2018, I finally took the plunge and signed up for it.

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Yes, the cost of travel, hotel accommodation, and the conference itself were something to consider. And the thought of flinging myself into a room full of strangers was a daunting prospect. I’m an author. I spend most of my time totally alone staring at my monitor! However, hermit existence aside, I can honestly say, having now attended the Dublin Writer’s Conference, it was a great weekend and a font of knowledge.

I met some great people who were just like me, Indie, self-deprecating, horrified by the mistakes we had all made and yet so willing to give…

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