Your Daily Word Prompt – Resplendent – September 26th, 2018

Your Daily Word Prompt

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:    Resplendent

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL in the text of your post or at the end of your post:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/your-daily-word-prompt-Resplendent-september-26th-2018/


Make sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

Thank you and happy blogging. 

-Sheryl

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Your Daily Word Prompt – Cerulean – August 20th, 2018

Good morning everyone. Here is today’s daily word prompt. The original post links were broken and this one is has been corrected.

Your Daily Word Prompt

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:  Cerulean

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL in the text of your post or at the end of your post:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/your-daily-word-prompt-Cerulean-august-20th-2018/


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Thank you and happy blogging. 

-Sheryl

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Twitter and Blogging

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Hello everyone. Life is busy and this is good. The new kittens we adopted are settling in, I’m re-writing BiaAtlas which needed to be done badly. Propechy Ink is out in the queryverse and I’ve gotten rejections.

I also joined twitter a couple months ago and I’ve learned a lot from the supportive writing community there. If you are a writer and you are not on twitter, it’s something to consider. You can access and use Twitter on a PC as well as a cellphone. Finding other writers is easy. Search the hashtags #amwriting #amquerying #amediting #writerslife #WIP #pitchwars #querytip  they are good places to start.

Right now there is a flurry of Twitter activity surrounding #PitchWars (click the logo below to visit the PitchWars website.

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If you have a finished manuscript and are ready to query or are querying I recommend you check out PitchWars. It is a twitter competition to win a mentor who will help polish up your manuscript and query materials. There are also other events like pitch parties that allow you to mini-pitch to literary agents and publishers without a standard query(Still query, these are fun but not the only way to query agents and publishers)

So that is what has been keeping me busy lately, that and summer. It has been crazy hot, but we’ve kept busy and are enjoying the outdoors as much as we can.

I do try to read blogs and those that post in the daily prompt. I’m not always successful, but I try. That said, I don’t seem to be writing a lot of blogs lately. I have to pick and choose what to focus on. I want to give a shout out to my fellow bloggers who are putting in an effort to provide a daily or weekly word prompt or prompt for the bloggers out there. Perhaps in time, I will find more time to blog and take advantage of these daily prompts. If I’ve missed any, let me know and I’ll include them on my next shout out post.

Fandango’s one-word challenge
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Word of the Day’s Challenges
https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/spying/
https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/kiras-sunday-scribbles-3/
https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/close-up-tuesday-photo-prompt/

Flash Fiction For Aspiring Authors Prompt:
https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/fffaw-challenge-178th/

Mind Love Misery’s Photo Challenge:
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/photo-challenge-226/

Ragtag Community Prompt:
https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

Daily Addictions’ Prompt:
https://dailyaddictions542855004.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/daily-addictions-2018-week-32/

Last but not least, the prompt that I host:
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/your-daily-word-prompt-dispense-august-15th-2018/

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Feeling Off

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Hi Everyone.

Normally I do a Throwback Thursday post. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling very well and don’t have the energy to focus on writing or editing at the moment. I know I missed Tuesday as well. I will post the link to the six-word story voting when it is available.

Cheers everyone, have a good day.

Hopefully, next week will be back to normal. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Your Daily Word Prompt – Belated – August 6th, 2018

Sorry, everyone, the daily post was delayed today. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:  Belated

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL in the text of your post or at the end of your post:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/your-daily-word-prompt-belated-august-6th-2018/


Make sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

Thank you and happy blogging. 

-Sheryl

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#BoostMyBio – Adult UF-MR + A little bit about me

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For anyone who has no clue what #BoostMyBio is, I only figured it out a couple days ago. I’ve been participating in various twitter pitch parties, and I’m preparing for something called PitchWars. If you’re a writer with an unpublished completed manuscript, synopsis and a query letter, then this might be for you. Click on their lovely logo(Below) to visit their site, see the rules and get the low-down.pitch wars

Today is the #BoostMyBio Blog hop. It is not affiliated with PitchWars. It is, however a great way to meet other entrants and meet other writers. This is my first PitchWars and #BoostMyBio.

My blog is all about me and my journey as a writer. All that I’ve learned since I sat down and typed out “No Joe, I don’t believe in superheroes.” The first sentence for my first completed novel. It’s not the first sentence anymore, but it did start this crazy journey.

I don’t usually share personal stuff on my blog, today I will share a bit. At the bottom, I’ll share my “Aesthetics” for Mora and the antagonist.

I am still not sure if I’m submitting BiaAtlas or Prophecy Ink. It will likely depend on the status of BiaAtlas at the time of submissions. For now, I’ll focus on Prophecy Ink since this is the manuscript I am currently pitching in pitch parties and querying to agents.

Pitch Wars has introduced me to some fantastic, beautiful writers who continuously support each other and offer help freely. 

When I’m asked what my writing style is, I don’t have a polished answer ready. I write I don’t have a specific method in mind I simply have a story to tell. 

Favorite authors. I have too many to list. So I’ll start with the two that inspired me to want to write almost 25 years before I drafted my first manuscript. Jude Deveraux, who was the first author to make me fall in love with the characters. And Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the cave bear was the first to make me hate a character and cry openly while reading. I discovered the passion and emotion of reading that would grow into the desire to write my own.

I am a coffee-free writer. I haven’t had a cup of coffee in almost 13 years. I crave it. Still, I dream about it, and that is partly why I’ll never drink it again. Addiction runs in my family, and when I gave it up for health reasons, I was stunned at how severe the withdrawals were.

I tend to do a lot of research. I like to know about things. Whether it’s how to use dashes and M-dashes correctly, or the depth that an axe will sink into a torso and what damage it causes, I want to know things. 

Lastly, I try my best to be a positive person and influence. I prefer to lift people up than step on them. I am married to a supportive, caring and funny man. We have one child, a witty and funloving boy who loves being outdoors. I have one Cat and two kittens who will be joining our home this week. I currently have eight completed books in the queue for editing and revising. Several are sequels to BiaAtlas.

Prophecy Ink is an Urban Fantasy with Magical Realism and is an Adult book. The book contains graphic violence, humor and a good dose of action.

Here are a few of my Pitch Wars pitches that I used on Twitter and my Aesthetics.

With a death-predicting tattoo, Moira must redeem herself by saving strangers lives while being hunted by a fanatical group. She must face the people of her past that set her on a path of unaware self-destruction. Then she must work with them to survive.

The police betrayed Moira as a teen. Now a detective dogs her every move because wherever she goes, people die. It’s not her fault, but she can stop death from happening. All she has to do is learn to trust a cop, her instinct and the magic tattoo on her arm.

Moira never expected to have the choice between the life and death of strangers predicted by a magic tattoo. Saving a life gets her closer to freedom, which makes it hard when it’s someone who deserves to die. Being Judge, jury, and executioner is complicated.

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Thanks for stopping by, have fun visiting other Pitch Wars hopefuls.

Cheers.

-Sheryl

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I’m Sad.

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There’s not much for me to say today. Normally I do a Throwback Thursday post, but I’m taking the day off from anything educational or technical.

Last night we had to say goodbye to our little black Kitty. He was 16 years old which is old for a cat. Nine years ago we were told he had a year to live at the most, he had other plans.

Now he’s with his orange Tabby bestest buddy Frenzy who passed away 10 years ago, far, far too soon.

I’m Sad.

I love my silly guy.

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Who loved to play.

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His sister will miss him too.

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Appreciation Of You

Appreciation Of You

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you. To all my followers, those here at BiaAtlas(I wrote a book now what?) and to those who participate in the “Your Daily Word Prompt.” I want to thank all my followers here on the blog and to those from Twitter.

I’ve been crazy busy lately living and loving summer. Writing, editing and rewriting. I’ve been querying, entering writing contests, researching, Beta reading, Participating in Twitter pitch parties and more that I can’t even recall at this moment.

I feel rich to have wonderful followers who are supportive and creative. It never fails to amaze me how fantastic the responses are to the daily prompt, or how fascinating blog posts and other twitter pitches and tweets are. You all are amazing and I appreciate you.

I try to get around to read as many blog posts as I can. If I miss one, my apologies, I am trying.

Well enough of the sappy stuff. Onward with the day.

Have a stupendous and adventurous weekend my friends!

-Sheryl

 

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Adjective Instead Of An Adverb – Grammar #5

Adjective Instead Of An Adverb

If you missed a previous post on Grammar, simply click on the purple crossed-out title in the list below to see that post.

Within Grammar here are the most common issues I had in my story:

1. Missing Article .
2. 
Redundant preposition .
3. 
Confused preposition .
4. 
Object instead of a subject pronoun .
5. Adjective instead of an adverb
6. Wrong article with set expression
7. Incorrect use of progressive tense
8. Incorrect noun form

 

Adjective instead of an adverb. I had a lot of these little beasts pop up, some are punctuation errors others are me simply being me.

Adjectives only modify nouns and pronouns.
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. An adverb is needed if you are describing when, where, or how.

I know what you’re going to say Adverbs? Really didn’t Steven King say “The road to hell is paved with adverbs?” Yes, they are not to be used all the time, but some sentences and instances require them. Sometimes the sentence flow or message needs an adverb. While it’s good to limit (Severely limit) the use of them.

I’m totally okay with some Adverbs in dialogue because people use them in dialogue every day.

Now let’s look at my mistakes from my draft of Prophecy Ink.

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In my head, fresh worked, however, it’s in narrative so perfect grammar is necessary. The correction does sound much better.

We ordered simple cups of freshly brewed coffee.

The following are four more examples from my draft along with the suggested changes.

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I’ll break them down and show how I would change them if not the exact suggestion and why.

IncorrectGood tell them if they see us to leave us alone.”

I didn’t want to change it to: “Well tell them if they see us to leave us alone.” That isn’t how this character would talk. I wanted her to say ‘good’ so in this case, it was a punctuation problem a simple comma fixed the problem.

Winner:  “Good, tell them if they see us to leave us alone.”

Here is the next example.

Incorrect “That explains why you woke frantic.”

Correct “That explains why you woke frantically.”

Now I don’t like the ‘correct’ version it doesn’t feel right, so I changed the sentence altogether.

Winner:  “That explains why you were frantic when you woke.”

Not great for reducing word count but this sounds and reads much better.

Incorrect I sat quiet the entire time.

Correct I sat quietly the entire time.

Now there is a grammar error for incorrect adverb placement so it will be changed to this:

Correct I sat the entire time quietly.

That second correction was perfect. It didn’t change the sentence meaning and is proper grammar.

Incorrect It was odd paired with cheese.

Correct It was oddly paired with cheese.

I don’t like either, to be honest. My original or the suggested correction. I think I may have taken this out entirely. But if I were to correct it, here it is.

Winner: It was an odd thing to pair with cheese.  

Revision can be tedious, but when I find a crap sentence and I can make it shine or simplify and correct it, I know it is making my story better.

My advice about Adjective instead of an adverb:

Sometimes one word needs to be changed, and it makes the sentence perfect. Sometimes it shows that the entire sentence is lackluster and could use a bit of polishing up. If I keep them it’s either in dialogue or absolutely necessary to the quality of the sentence. 

-Sheryl

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Six Word Story Challenge 7/14/18

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Here is this week’s six-word story challenge. This prompt is now hosted by Wonderwall360 and Kirstwrites. Once a week they post a one-word prompt and we get to create a six-word story in response. At the end of the week, there is a Poll for everyone to vote for their favorite story and the winners get a badge. Even if you don’t participate in the prompt you can still vote for your top three picks at the end of the week.

The prompt this week is:

Home

What six words would you use to tell a story about the word home? Join the fun and tell us a six word story.

My story:

“It’s just a house without you.”

Come on over to Wonderwall this week to tell your six-word story to this week prompt. Click on the image below to participate in this week’s prompt.

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