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WIP Tip: Wordle

WIP Wednesday on Friday… Sorry it's late! I found this the other day and couldn't wait until next week to share it.   Wordle.  Have you ever used one? You paste a body of text into their form, and the website will spit back out a Wordle, which shows you which words are used the most. You can use this site for pretty much anything, but I’ve taken to using it for revising. Want to know why? Because it shows you which words you use the most, and it does so in context of every other word in your novel. Let’s take a look at an example. Here’s my Wordle for my current draft of GYRE:   Now, let me go through and kind of dissect what we have here. I’ve color-coded the image in MS Paint. Yellow highlighted words are my “habit words”, like just, probably, didn’t, and something. Green highlighted words are “telling” words. Want to know what jumps out at me first? It’s not that I have A LOT of yellow and green. It’s not even that I have four main characters as big words in here. It’s that
I miss you beautiful guys and dolls. I don't know what else to say. Thank you EVERYONE for your faithfulness to visit and cheer me and make me smile:) Why have I disappeared? I'm still here, it's just Internet in my camper is only available on my phone and its tough writing blog posts on my phone. And visiting all my friends blogs and leaving comments only to have blogger eat them is soooo frustrating:( I'll be back. Soon I hope. In the mean time, stay beautiful!

Evade Cover REveal!

In this thrilling sequel, Ever Van Ruysdael's race to beat the odds—and the clock—begins with the introduction of an integral part of her past. As secrets are revealed, and truths uncovered, she learns her imminent death is the least of her problems: Ariadne did more than just put an expiration date on her life; she marked Ever's soul by upping its value for greedy collectors looking to buy their freedom. Condemned by the countdown on her life, and hunted by hired Seekers, Ever’s journey leads her to question everything she’s known and everyone she’s trusted, while growing closer to the one person from her past she was determined to avoid—and the one guy she never could—Toby James. With her ex-boyfriend by her side, and the countdown clock rapidly ticking away, Ever tries thwarting fate’s plans. But as her nineteenth birthday approaches, and desperate Seekers follow her every move, she may be too late. A marked soul is hard to come by … and eve

CassaStorm Blog Tour!

Why are you so drawn to sci fi? I like the possibilities, the unknown. Anyone who has stared at the night sky knows there is something magical, that life and worlds beyond our imagination could exist out there somewhere. It provokes a sense of adventure. That and I really wish lasers were real, because I want to mount one on the hood of my car and shoot all of the slow drivers in front of me… CassaStorm By Alex J Cavanaugh From the Amazon Best Selling Series! A storm gathers across the galaxy… Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans. After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind. Meanwhil

Celebrate the Small Things

*Hangs head in shame* Yes, I'm still here.  Why have I been missing? It's a long, long, list and one you probably aren't interested in reading about, so I'll just say: I've been busy. I hope you haven't forgotten who I am.... On to brighter things!! What am I celebrating today???????? 1. My niece is getting married today! 2. Cooler weather:) 3. All my laundry is caught up for today! What are YOU celebrating?? Check out all the blogs who have things to celebrate! The one who started it all...Vikki!

ISWG September 2013

Hey beautiful guys and dolls!! I've been looking forward to this months post for several days. I'm sorry I missed last month. My daughter had her baby and I'll be honest. I forgot to post. Sorry friends! This month, I had planned a nice long post talking about my experiences with several awesome contests and WriteOnCon. But alas! I'm traveling today and posting thus on my phone. It's been a crazy busy month. I'm living in our camper and my Internet AND phone reception has been almost zero. Today's post will be missing graphics and links. I hope that is okay. I have been so close to breaking from the writing world. Every time I throw away my own and paper, I get sick. Physically and emotionally sick. I. Can't. Do. It. I can't stop. And then I read so, so many success stories from my writer friends and at first, I must confess, it makes me sad I'm so far behind them. But in the end, I always smile and cheer them on because it GIVES ME HOPE.

EVER is here again. Go TeamFrankie

Happy Release Day, EVER! To celebrate EVER's   rebirth , and Jessa Russo’s first step into the indie self-publishing world, she is giving you the first chapter of EVER for FREE! Yup! FREE! You can read along, decide if you want more, then click on one of the buy links below to grab a copy for yourself! *Paperbacks available soon! Check out the FREE first chapter   HERE .  We're also having some fun on Twitter (details below), and Jessa has also compiled TWO   prize packs of super awesome stuff!   There will be one (1) lucky winner in the US, and one (1) lucky winner Internationally! Want to know what we’re giving away?  ***GIVEAWAY FUN!*** The winner(s) will receive the following items: US ONLY Prize Pack (ONE winner): Set of 4: custom Frankie4Ever / Toby4Ever Coasters (2 of each) + Signed EVER bookmarks + Signed paperback copy of   EVER   by Jessa Russo (YA) Complete set* of   The Darkness Falls Trilogy   e-books from Krystal