Tag: Writing Tips

Ten Tips To A Better Manuscript – Part Two

Originally posted by AIW Press Ten Tips to a Better Manuscript – Part 2 Last week, KE Lane talked about ways to get a first draft into manuscript shape. This week, she is going to cover the last five tips about turning that manuscript into something worth submitting. It’s these final five steps that give the manuscript its

Shopping Online

Recently, I went to a large retail bookstore looking for a popular book. I couldn’t find it and asked the clerk for help. She said they didn’t stock the book, but she could order it and it would be in the store for pickup in two days, or for a small fee, I could have

Woman’s World Cup

Soccer has been a part of my life for many years; as a spectator, coach, player (on the coaches team, and I wasn’t very good), and parent. This weekend we celebrated our Nation’s birthday and our women played for the title of FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. The fireworks were over, but there were more to

Here Comes the Mother of the Bride

I’m the mother of the bride. That means I need to dress the part. No t-shirt, no blue jeans, no flip flops or Docksides. That even means no nice pants suit or casual skirt. Formal wear is what’s required. After speaking with my daughter’s mother-in-law and exchanging ideas, I decided the time had come to

You Are a Writer ~ Pick Yourself

Guest post by Lorna Faith Today’s post is a bit different. I am turning over my blog to fellow author, blogger and friend, Lorna Faith. I’m excited to have Lorna Faith as my guest today sharing her journey as a writer, and sharing information about an upcoming opportunity for writers. Please welcome Lorna Faith! Writing is a


Prom. One word. So many different meanings. For some it implies the end of the school year, for others, the end of their high school days. To parents it signifies that their children are growing up and that they will be leaving home soon. This past weekend, several children in our neighborhood went to the

Spring is in the Air

Outdoor landscapes are alive with color―greens, yellows, reds, and pinks. We are awakening from our winter hibernation of barren tree branches, empty landscapes, and drab skies to the joys of outside living once again. Snow and ice have been replaced by rain and mud, and shoveling is a thing of the past, until next year.

Life Goes On

The funeral home was crowded, and people were lined up out the door. We made our way through the line to do one last viewing and pay our respects to the family. My Aunt, her children, and her grandchildren were coping as well as could be expected, but their lives had changed, and would never

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick ’s Day is known for parades, shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things green. Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally St. Patrick’s Day was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, now it’s an international event celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special

Who Me? Selfie?

A selfie (/ˈselfiː/) A self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held camera or smart phone held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror. Often these selfies are shared on social media. The selfie isn’t a new concept—it has been around as long as there have been devices that take pictures. (Online research states 1839)