Archive | August 2017

Walk in their shoes

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

“.. before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Is everything okay over there?” said my son, calling from half a world away. “Yes… fine…” I replied, moments before madness hit London Bridge. Britain, like so many countries recently, reeled once again as violence destroyed lives and peace. That attack followed hard on the heels of Manchester and Westminster, and would precede a lethal attack on Finsbury Mosque.

“My daughter and granddaughter were there,” said our Companion, speaking of the Manchester bombings that killed children as young as eight years old, as we struggled to come to terms with yet another explosion of hatred and inhumanity.

Britain is far from being unique in this. Globally, over eight hundred terrorist attacks have been listed this year alone…

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What Zoe Wants…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Hello, fans and friends across the globe! Zoe here . . . catizen of the world. I’m going to let you in on a little secret or three, but before I do, a brief introduction may be in order (I guess there might be some people who have not yet made my acquaintance). I am a soft-as-sable tuxedo cat, with almond-shaped green eyes, like my human’s. Well, we have the same color eyes, anyway; in terms of shape, Emily’s eyes . . . never mind, it’s not important. I like to write stories about my life and adventures, and you all seem to enjoy reading them, thankfully. That is how I came to be contributing monthly to the Ape’s blog. My stories are true—well, there is always a germ of truth to each one. You may need a microscope to find it, but it’s there. And with that, I will…

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Writing: In Praise of Editors – Unsung Superheroes Who Daily Save Authors from Themselves…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

by Debbie Young  on Self Publishing Advice Site:

No matter how well indie authors – and indeed any authors – polish their manuscripts before submitting them for professional editing, and regardless of how dazzling their prose, a good editor will always polish it further.

While most of the finishing touches of a final line edit will be simple, straightforward corrections to grammar, spelling and typos, there may also be errors of continuity or sense. This post includes examples of typical disaster that editors have averted at the eleventh hour in true superhero style, the reasons why their role is so important, and links to further useful posts for indie authors about editing self-published books.

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Classic Writing Errors Spotted by Editors

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