Monthly Archives: January 2013

Robbie Burns Day – Red Red Rose

I just want to share this old poem with you as it is still so beautiful today and is the perfect love story. A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly … Continue reading

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FORESHADOWING by Linda C Butler Foreshadowing is a writer’s technique to describe present events in such a way that they alert the reader as to what may happen in a later portion of the novel. These present events introduce images … Continue reading

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Plot Twists

The Twist in the Tale by Linda Butler If someone wrote it and it has a peculiar twist, I’ve read it. – Dean Koontz. Plot twists surprise readers and make enjoyable stories. The reader is misled, and expects one outcome … Continue reading

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Root Out the Adverbs

ROOT OUT THE ADVERBS As writers we are told that we should not use adverbs, the part of speech that modifies verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. These words usually end in “-ly”. Most of us follow this advice and limit … Continue reading

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