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Lush is the word to describe the planet if we pool together! #greenliving #susty #solar

Lush is the word to describe the planet if we pool together! #greenliving #susty #solar

A new project is now being set up by the creator of this blog. As usual, it is only made to share information for free, but, this time, it will be much better if we all participate. Once running, Lushwaze will provide user generated information about as many green projects as possible. Sustainable architecture, sustainable agriculture, urban farming, waste recycling, renewable energy, water efficiency, there is no end to the new world out there.  Some projects are massive, other are … Read entire article »

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All You Need To Know About Line Editing

All You Need To Know About Line Editing

All You Need To Know About Line Editing By Jen Matera.  Reposted with permission from Write Divas When I saw that I was writing an article about line editing, I laughed out loud. And then I panicked. Line editing has been a sort of abstract concept to me, something in the periphery that I never quite understood. For me, editing started out as a very definitive exercise; my first editing experience was beta reading for a friend, and I … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #5: Head Hopping

Writing Pitfall #5: Head Hopping

Writing Pitfall #5: Head Hopping Reposted with permission from Divas on Writing  In today’s article, #5 in our series on writing pitfalls for new authors, we will deal with head hopping. Head hopping stems from a lack of understanding of third person perspectives. To properly understand head hopping, we must first review the different types of point of view (POV). Like the first person POV, third person limited is a close perspective that is told in the voice of a character … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks Reposted with permission from Write divas   Literary flashbacks (analepses), and to a lesser extent flashforwards (prolepses), are the bane of many an editor. Why? Mostly because of misuse by authors who don’t understand when, why, and how to use these tools effectively. A flashback does one thing well. It halts the forward momentum of the story in the present in order to visit something that has already happened. It’s simply not part of what’s … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes

Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes

Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes   Reposted with permission from Write Divas It was a dark, mundane, terribly clichéd, and stormy night… Opening scenes. What’s their purpose and why do they matter? I have to admit that I kind of love this topic. It’s something that I often discuss with authors. Invariably, the questions come: What do you mean my opening is boring? (Take a deep breath. I promise everything will be okay.) Overwhelming amounts of backstory cripples pacing? … Read entire article »

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