Truly an Author

The last few months have been hard to deal with.  A lot of negative vibes impacting on my life as a publisher, author and in general.  Yep, I was broken.  Now I am on the mend. Slow and steady, taking time for myself and my family. Spring cleaning, de-cluttering and having some fun as well.…

Please Nominate This Book

As an indie author, I can tell you it’s hard work trying to get noticed. Between spending hours on social media and paying for advertisements, it can be time consuming and costly. So you can image how excited I am that my latest Young Adult Fantasy, Dragon Moon, has been admitted into Amazon’s fabulous program,…

Dragon Moon with Julie Nicholls

Thank you very much for letting me take over your blog today to reveal the cover for my latest novel, Dragon Moon.    This is a Teen & Young Adult Fantasy, and I hope to publish with Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. The story concerns Scarlett, an almost nineteen year old who is undecided about her…

DETOURS IN OUR DESTINATIONS – BOOK RELEASE

  DETOURS IN OUR DESTINATIONS Nominated for Best Anthology of 2016 in the Summer Indie Awards! Reaching #23 on Amazon’s Best-seller List for Literature & Fiction Mashups during preorders! This beautiful anthology is the brain child of Author Jennifer L. Roche https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferLRoche CEO of Rainbows of Happiness LLC http://www.facebook.com/rainbowsofhappiness2013 who wished to create an anthology…

GET YOUR SIGNED COPY NOW!!

Ladies, Gentlemen and especially Children!   My  book 'Girlie and the War of the Wasps,' NOW in stock.  You can message me on Facebook or email me at claireplaisted@gmail.com if you wish to have signed copy. Welcome to the amazing world of Girlie the Blue Ladybug and her adventures.  Girlie lives in part of a cottage…

That is not VERY clever.

Very Good…… LOL. Excellent, i do try not to use this word along with THAT and WHICH…another two word not needed as much as people use them

Ramblings from a Writer's Mind

o-STEAMPUNK-WRITER-facebookIt is, however, the way to announce to world that you are an amateur writer, that you have not honed your skills, that you are not a master of your craft.

It is something, I suggest, you would want to do and yet, I have an inkling, that it maybe something you are doing right now.

WHAT IS? I hear you ask!

Simple. It is to use the most useless word in the English dictionary in your writing.

That word is ‘very’.

Honestly, if you are using this word in your novels, your stories or essays you are making a rather large error.

Mark twain once said “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

Florence King is quoted as saying that “’Very’ is the most useless word in the English…

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