Breaking through into the published world has been mostly pure luck for me. Staying in that world has been a series of mistakes, hundreds of thousands of questions that have even more answers, and trial and error. I am published through a small press publisher who does not have a lot of marketing—so while I … Continue reading Break through the walls…
Sorry about missing last week. I couldn't drag myself to the computer to do this (even though I skipped class and didn't even have that to contend with). NaNoWriMo is going incredibly slow for me. Meaning, I'm not really writing lately. I need to fix that if I want to even hit 0,000 words this … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday!! November 20, 2013
There is a massive issue when these two are mixed up, mainly because they mean the complete opposite. She stood apart of the crowd. She stood a part of the crowd. Both have very different meanings. "A part" means together and with, while "apart" means separate and away from. Thus they are very different in … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Apart v A part
Tomorrow marks the first day of my blog tour for Dying Embers. There will be interviews, excerpts posted and spotlights all over the internet! Well, at least a small portion of the internet. I can't tell you how excited I am for this book to come out (in both senses of that term). Dying Embers … Continue reading Crashing into the atmosphere!
These are fun ones and are very often misused. I think the easiest way to differentiate is to just write sentences with them. EXAMPLES Peek a boo! I see you! The peak was over six thousand feet high. The concept piqued the child's interest, so they gave the child more to study. We played peek … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Peek v Peak v Pique
Howdy! I have goodies for you! We have a WIPpet excerpt from Fallen from Grace (the one I have been doing), and we have a NaNoWriMo update!! Because the update is quicker, we'll start with that (don't ask me why I'm typing in the plural...I have no clue why). I was off to a slow … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday and NaNoWriMo update! November 6, 2013
While lead is a word that would be used in a sentence, it is not the past tense of "to lead." Lead is actually a metal...led means "to lead" in the past tense. This is a very common mistake that is made, and I constantly have to correct it in other's work and in mine. … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Word Mixups – Lead v Led