Monthly Archives: January 2017

Creative Juice #26

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Creative Juice #26

Sixteen juicy articles to tickle your creativity bone:

In the Meme Time: Affirmative

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In the Meme Time: Affirmative

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Guest Post: Book Giveaway – Ruby Lee and Me

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Thanks to Kathy Temean for this article telling how Shannon Hitchcock became a storyteller, and how her book, Ruby Lee and Me, came to be published.

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Author Shannon Hitchcock has agreed to Giveaway a copy of her new book RUBY AND ME. She sent me a copy and I can’t wait to read it. I’ll tell you about it when I announce the winner.

All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Check back to discover the winner.

rubyandmeBOOK DESCRIPTION:

Everything’s changing for Sarah Beth Willis. After Robin’s tragic accident, everyone seems different somehow. Days on the farm aren’t the same, and the simple fun of riding a bike or playing outside can be scary. And there’s talk in town about…

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Guest Post: Proofreading Top 10 checklist by Suzanne Rogerson

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Guest Post: Proofreading Top 10 checklist by Suzanne Rogerson

A big thank you to Suzanne Rogerson for this wonderful article, which appeared previously on her own blog.

Suzanne Rogerson Fantasy Author

Proofreading is one of the hardest stages of writing for me. I love drafting and editing, but to read each word and sentence and analyse it’s components is difficult. It’s too scientific for my creative brain, but an important process that needs to be done before considering publication.

Back in August last year, I devised a checklist to tackle the final proofread of Visions of Zarua. My original post was here.

Looking back, I’m quite pleased with it as a ‘how to’ guide. It worked brilliantly for me, but I do have to warn you that a couple of tiny errors still slipped past this stage (slap wrist). Luckily with KDP & Createspace it’s a simple matter of updating the corrected file and within 24 hours the revised book is on sale. However, we should all aim to produce the best book we possibly can from the start and there really is no…

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Video of the Week: Quadruple Spiral

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Abandoned

Ooo…a new photo challenge (new to me, anyway). And I love the prompt! (Even though I’m responding on a Wednesday…)

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Wordless Wednesday: Palo Verde

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Wordless Wednesday: Palo Verde

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Photo by ARHuelsenbeck.