How to avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes?

Common grammar mistakes..
A Revlon.

I wish I knew. 

Thank God for grammar programs and Beta readers. Because I make mistakes every time I write, and lots of them. Maybe all the social media short hand is to blame, or maybe the slang we fall back on. But I do know for me grammar is hard work.

A recent post by Christina DesMarais on the 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Makeis terrific. So I thought I’d it share with you guys because I can’t be the only writer who struggles with grammar. Except for maybe my daughter and my sister. They are two grammar nerds that are always nipping at my writing, the little know-it-all.

What I like most is Christina picks words and phrases that even seasoned writers often get wrong. I’ve seen a few of these in books by well-known writers. Uh, no I’m not going to name names.

Even…

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How to find the write answers at the right time

Thought you might be interested in this post…

Stop struggling to write and wait.

Or write something else, or read.

That’s right, sometimes you just have to wait for the answer to find you. If you know me, waiting is not my strong suit. Sigh…

I’d been struggling, writing and rewriting a specific scene. I bet I’ve rewritten that one scene twelve ways to Sunday and wasn’t happy with either of them. The more I struggled to find the answer the more mired in the mud I got, unable to move past that scene. Google didn’t even help.

What to do, what to do?   And then just when it looked darkest…

A wonderful blogger/writer came to my rescue. God, I love y’all!

BECCA PUGLISI over at Writers Helping Writers posted a terrific article that pulled my WIP right back on track.

Today I spent all morning mapping out the rest of my story. Have I decided on which of the twelve scenes I’m going to…

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Stephen…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a new poem about love.  It’s for the first section (Stephen) of her book called Martha.  I have changed the name of my first book.  It is now called Martha.  I’m working on a subtitle…Cheers!

Stephen.

You represent love.

You represent strength and  protection.

I needed you at a time that I was vulnerable.

My love for you was truth.

It gave me courage and strength.

It gave me hope to go on when all else failed.

At my time of need you were there.

Stephen.  My love.  My protector!

How to Overcome FOMO as an Independent Author

Interesting!

A Writer's Path

by Kate Colby

How Indie Authors Get FOMO

If you choose the path of independent publishing, you’ll quickly learn that you have a lot of responsibilities. You’ll need to write your book, manage the editing, cover design, and formatting, and handle the publishing and marketing. While you can (and should!) hire professional help, in the end, you’re the one who makes the big decisions. This pressure alone can make you feel like you have to be a super human to make it as an author.

The good news? There are thousands of books, podcasts, blogs, and other resources ready to help you in your journey. The bad news? Each one exalts a different method of writing, publishing, and/or marketing – and new tactics emerge almost daily.

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Podcasting…a share of Don Massenzio’s blog.

Originally posted on jean’s writing: It’s not very hard to make your own podcast. But still not sure about dipping my toe in the waters of Podcast. What about you? Well, to make your decision easier, last week I posted a list of places where you could submit your podcast. So I thought it might…

via Do you want to learn the next big thing in writing? — Author Don Massenzio

Antoine I fear…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem for the second section of her book, Theo.  The book is called The Dominant for now.  Cheers!

Antoine I fear.

I fear you!

This gives you strength.

At times I am frozen in fear.

You cut and eat human flesh.

You rape women, men and children.

I fear.

I lay frozen on the ground before you!

I feel my sword.

I feel the helm.

I stand.  No longer frozen.

I stand and fight!

I will not fear.

I will fight!

Thank you Theo…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem about Theo…the second section in her book The Dominant.  Cheers!

Theo, my love.

You gave me strength and courage.

Courage to face the fears of being followed.

Courage to step outside when all eyes were on me.

Courage to smile in the face of danger.

I trust you with my life.

I follow your advice because my life depends on it.

You love and protect me.

Thank you Theo.

Thank you.