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DISCLAIMER: I am in no way shape or form a professional blogger. I am not Zoella, Niomi Smart or Tanya Burr. (Although, being as great as they are at blogging would be amazing.)

So glad I got that disclaimer out of the way. I don’t consider myself a professional blogger or an expert what so ever. I’ve been blogging on this site for a little over a year so I’ve picked up a thing or two but an expert I certainly am not. Although, I am not at the top of the food chain when it comes to blogging, for some reason I have had bloggers ask me for blogging tips and advice. Again, advice from me?! I’m a no body in this blogging world. Nonetheless, I’ve complied some advice to share with you all.

Numbers Shnumbers:

I’m sure you’ve heard that time and time again (probably a…

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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Writing

 

Transition words

First we examine what transition words are, the words that push your story forward. Next we examine how they are used. Honestly if you didn’t already noticed, I used two transition words in these sentences! Add information ‘for instance, when you show an example, or “below” you will find a list of these type of words and the categories they fall under.

They keep order, of First and last, but let’s hope we don’t get into a Who’s on 1st discussion.  They compare things and not ‘in the same way’ metaphors  or similes do. Emphasize your point “which in fact”, make you see the big fat period at the end of the argument “like” the old talk to the hand gesture.  So

here’s the list of the words to use to transition print it,laminate it and refer to it if you are stuck

Now how to use them is up to you.

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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Creative writing, Lists, Writing

 

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30 Cover Letter Rules You Didn’t Even Know You Were Breaking

I know for some of you, you may be thinking of finding a new job this year or have to get a new one due to layoffs. Now I wish I came across this when I was laid off, as unemployment give you some packet but doesn’t explain this sort of stuff. (I’d have to see if I can find it but I should scan it & post for you.

Those of us who had had a job from 1999  (when some people would walk to businesses to fill out applications and so the manager or owner would see you when they handed it to you)   I’d rather a person remember me for me not a piece of paper.

So here’s some help with cover letters (honestly there should be a free class in each neighborhood for this stuff.)

anyway I hope you can use this as I came across it I thought of you my subscribers.  and OUCH no longer mention you can provide references, so don’t include them on resumes or your cover letter. Here’s some tips

30 Cover Letter Rules You Didn’t Even Know You Were Breaking

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Writing

 

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How to build a content calendar

I don’t really use a content calendar unless you want to count just making a note of what I am publishing on what day in my daily planner.

Also being as I have more than one blog, I think it might be a bit hard to do that. There’s 2 blogs I try to be sure I post something at least once a week (like this one on Writing Wednesdays, as well as something on my beauty blog. My Craft blog I post when I have finished a project, or when I find something I think my readers will be interested in (or I want to try at some point).

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also don’t forget to checkout my Pintrest boards @KymoDragon  (the link is on my about page)

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2017 in blogging, Exercises, Focus, Writing

 

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52 Week Writing Challenge

Here’s an idea for us busy bodies who can never seem to get our writing in!

Instead of trying to get so much time in a day, do a little each day for a week. Write short stories, even if its only 1 page front and back, write for 5 minutes, poems whatever you think of. Don’t forget to shut the world out, especially out of mind. Make a character sketch for someone you see during lunch at work, or outside in the park.

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NaNoWriMo- or How to write a book in 30 days

 

Yet again another year goes by that though I want to, I don’t get to participate in NaNoWriMo; (Halloween usually gets me behind in things so, maybe by now I should forget about participating…) not to mention forget about posting about it BEFORE November as November is NOVEl writing month.  I have a couple of stories I started but got off track for a variety of reasons one of which was because I wanted to edit a page and that took a while to figure out how I wanted to fix it. So whatever it is you might want to fix in your story edit wise (and that wasn’t even spelling etc) DON’T~ Just write down notes of your ideas/story change THEN when you are fully done with the first draft you can place it in the ‘write’ spot.  Maybe even use a post-it and some sort of system for page number & paragraph it should be then include the post-it on that page that has yet to be edited.

Anyway one of the Twitter feeds sometimes gives you prompts to help your writing along in case you have writer’s block!

May I recommend  to use and

NanoWriMo Official Site       Following them on Twitter  NaNoWriMo    &    https://twitter.com/NaNoWordSprints   *  More on the Sprints

 

Here is a post I found that will help you with some tips.

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and how to ‘DOMINATE” NaNoWriMo

 

 

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7 steps to the perfect story

In honor of NaNoWriMo coming (November) I thought I’d prepare those of you who are participating. For those that don’t know about National Novel Writing Month go to

Nanowrimo.com (or it may be .org I forget)

November’s posts will be themed to helping you with your book (even if not in participating as can be a bit stressful)

Writing help.

 

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