Doublecheck your facts when writing–or editing (link)

Here’s some background on how my Strike Three editor helped me: http://www.dgdriver.com/write-and-rewrite-blog/category/all

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Guest post: How to Improve English Writing Skills with 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen

Here are some helpful resources:

Guest post: How to Improve English Writing Skills with 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen.

 

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Mary Sue test with link

Here’s how I did:

Lorrie is only a little like you. She is not at all cool; in fact, she thinks cool is a temperature reading, and when she says “Oh, I just put on whatever old thing’s lying around,” she means “on the floor, where I threw it last night – but I turned the underwear inside out first.” There’s never been anything special about her that she could see; boy, is she in for a surprise. She’s got no emotional scars to speak of. And you’ve been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she’s worked for.

In general, you care deeply about Lorrie, but you’re smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Lorrie is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.

Score Breakdown
Mirror, Mirror: I Love Her, I Let Her Go 5
Beware the Monks of Cool: She’s The Anti-Cool 0
‘Tis Your Destiny: Plain Jane 2
Oh, the Trauma: Healthy as a Horse 2
Momma Loves Me Best: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child 7
Total: 16

Test link: http://katfeete.net/writing/suestart.php

 

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Detour Trail review (link)

Here’s a new review of Detour Trail (4 stars): 

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Joy V. Smith interview

My latest interview is at Julie’s Book Review: http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/

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Guest post: History in Mystery (part two)

It’s challenging to write a mystery about a judge investigating a murder; and the premise of  The Judge’s Story is intriguing:

Guest post: History in Mystery (part two) by Joyce T Strand.

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Guest post: History in Mystery (part one)

Includes interesting background on the real life judge, Louis C. Drapeau, Senior, who was the law partner of Erle Stanley Gardner at one time, btw.

via Guest post: History in Mystery (part one) by Joyce T Strand. : https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/guest-post-history-in-mystery-part-one-by-joyce-t-strand/

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