Sexy Tuesday -What's your writing passion?

  I have question for you on this Sexy Tuesday at thoughts.com - what's your writing passion?  And another question - are you following it? I'm asking this today because of a question on another writer forum. Someone posed the question -- what...

Editor Thursday - The Oxford Comma

  Do you use the Oxford comma?  You don't have to have attended Oxford to do so.  The Oxford comma is one of the names for that "extra" comma used in a series of items - the comma that comes before the "and."  Another name is the serial comma and...

The dirty little secret behind self-publishing

  Last night I was again informed that "traditional publishing is dead." What I discovered was it that when it died, it apparently took writing standards with it.  This is a problem coming directly out of the self-publishing movement. Now, last...

Doing what I do, the rest is up to you

I try to make it interesting, I try to make it rhyme I try to show you what I’m like on the inside, who I was, have become, and why I try to share the joy, because I was filled with so much sorrow      But people turn the other cheek and opt...

Editor Thursday - rouge, rogue, rough

  This post is brought to you by the writer who tweeted about a fantasy novel with rouge warriors.  Let's discuss the different means of rouge, rogue and rough. Because if you use the wrong one, your spell check may not pick it up. Rough - most...

Writer Wednesday - Why size matters

Today I'm answering a writing question that I see on many writing sites and in many writing critique groups.      Question: I am curious as to WHY agents consider manuscripts under 70,000 words as too short for adult fiction? Answer:The...

Amazon book reviews

My authors have reached the point where they realize that Amazon Book reviews long ceased to have any real value as far as story merit is concerned.  A friend of mine who is a British writer once received a one star review on Amazon simply because the...

Friday Fun with Metaphors

  I was in a writing group once when one of the writers asked the group for help coming up with a metaphor for glass breaking.  "The glass broke like…"  I pointed out that it was a bit odd to come up with an end to that sentence because most people...

Writer Wednesday - Editing for consistency

  I want to talk for a moment about editing for consistency (continuity).  This is a problem I'm sometimes see in work I'm editing.  Oddly enough, it's not just a problem for beginner or aspiring writers. In fact, it seems to be something that can...

Sexy Tuesday, Late--obligatory oblations

She can't see herself joining any club that would have her as a member; doesn't trust anyone who says they want her. Not self-loathing, just the belief that she is insufficient, broken, unlovable. She has come to accept it as fact, was living with...

Sexy Tuesday writing erotic romance

  Reading through the Sexy Tuesday posts every week just makes me amazed at how well some thoughtsters are at writing sexy scenes.  Which makes me wonder if any of the writers on thoughts have considered writing erotic romance.  Especially the...

New technology promises to revolutionize reading!

  Announcing the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device, otherwise known as the BOOK. It's a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to...