The cold and lumpy cobbles hurt her arms. Lyra held the moan inside, hoped the punishment was over, that someone would come and pick her up, comfort her, let her go home again. She wanted only to get warm, find proper clothes to don, and shoes – good warm socks inside thick leather boots to … Continue reading Silence
(of the Wees in Pee, is what I means) Try saying that five times! Yes, it's update time. For what? For this: What on earth is that? look to the link below: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/02/27/8-reasons-to-love-a-ninny-rhino/ And I have to be honest, because the only person I'd be lying to is myself, so here it is, the evidence … Continue reading The Soggy, Squishy, Centre Sag Syndrome
The Word Police are on the trail of transgressors – are your words on their list?
The Word Police are back at it, rapping on my door and handing out citations. I plea-bargained my way out of jail by agreeing to publically share some of my past transgressions. The hope is that other wayward writers will take heed and avoid my mistakes. Crutch Words is the first in a series of writing tips from the coppers.
What are Crutch words?
Crutch words are words that add nothing to the meaning of a sentence. They’re hollow words that we automatically insert and frequently don’t notice. We want our writing to be tight and sharp. Too many crutch words will slow down the pace and dull the impact.
An interesting thing about crutch words is that we often have favorites. You may never use some words from the list below and use others more than you want to admit!
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Okay, it's showing off. 30k in ten days. It's taking two sessions a day, and commitment to updating the Ninny Rhino goal tracker (and I learned that the tracker has a stats page!) to see just how it's going. It may look impressive, but some of that is notes. I always do at least as … Continue reading Numbers and things
Do you know what it is? I mentioned it in a story, and for some reason, people who saw it don't seem to know what it is. Ever seen one of the hula-dancing girls on the dash of a car? Or the dog? I tried to find a picture of one, but couldn't find a … Continue reading The Noddy Dog
Ninny Rhino update, day ..? Something like that ... And don't forget the Smashwords Read an eBook Week! Find My Books #ebookweek19 slowing down ... Find My Books #ebookweek19 Okay, so I'm a bit slack at updating the daily stats, so here's Day 3 of Ninny Rhino: I tend to race out of the blocks … Continue reading Ninny Rhino Day 3 Aaaaaannnnndddd – Smashwords Book Links
Day 1, Ninny Rhino 2019 Challenge ... It came from here - the idea, that is - care to join in? There's even a kick-*** pic to force the pace: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/02/27/8-reasons-to-love-a-ninny-rhino/ Now, isn't that gorgeous? And, as you see, it has forced me to do some actual work this morning (Yes, I mainly work in … Continue reading Ninny Rhino Day 1
Time passes so fast, I'm sure this only happened a few minutes ago, but apparently, it's been a whole year since the last one, so here it is again, just for you: Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Sale! March 3, 2019 - March 9, 2019 https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CageDun I've put most (or is it all?) on one … Continue reading Read an eBook week! Again!
https://helenevaillant.com/2019/02/26/10678/ A journey's end is nigh, but ever beyond the reach of mere life. "I come, Pythonissa," Barosa called, "lay out the bridge for me." Picture Challenge 26/02/2019 by helenevaillant.com If the bridge did not draw for him, he'd wait. The Moon Mother watched for Pythonissa. He would be easy to see if they but … Continue reading I See, You See, Not the Same
Sometimes, people do silly things. Okay, so that silly person is me. I decided to 'fix' the books page, do a page for each book and put it on the drop-down menu. The first couple of minutes almost ripped my hair out without hands. What the hell is going on? There were all these funny … Continue reading Sunday’s Splatter