Quotes to Write By – Day 20

In an earlier post of the "Quotes to Write By" series I cited Mervin Block's quote "nouns are the bones that give a sentence body. But verbs are the muscles that make it go." Well, let's have a little discussion about adjectives and adverbs.   Believe it or not, these descriptive parts of speech can … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 20

Quotes to Write By – Day 18

Last Saturday, I attended my critique group, Pinellas Writers, with a mission: To read and get valuable feedback on a picture book that I wanted to submit to a major publishing house. Ironically, as I read the manuscript I couldn't stop shaking or sweating. I held the podium until my fingers ached and grew slick … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 18

Quotes to Write By – Day 16

Two Quotes today. They're just both so wonderful. I couldn't decide which one to do, so I chose both. Oh, and life happened yesterday, so I was unable to post one. 😀 Read One Get One! (ROGO) Quote #16 "You are not a hundred dollar bill. Not everyone is going to like you or your story. Do not … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 16

Behind The Name

adaratrosclair  - What the heck is that? Huh? I don’t know where to even begin in pronouncing that! Is it two words? One? So, a fellow writer and close friend of mine recommended that I change the name of my blog. I was a little sad and mildly offended because I had thought it was … Continue reading Behind The Name