Author Melanie Greene wants your thoughtful suggestions for her document, Changing the Romance Genre for the Better. As I moderate the comments for anything that could make this space unsafe, I’ll be erring on the side of caution. After Melanie incorporates feedback, I will post the revised document here. Thanks and happy reading! Click the title above to continue reading.
How to vary your syntactic use of metaphor #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
I noticed recently that Sylvia Plath, in her novel The Bell Jar, favored verbs as delivery vehicles for metaphor. Don’t get me wrong; the woman could work a metaphor along the syntactic spectrum, but the verbs really stuck out for me, and it occurred to me that in my own work, which contains a fair amount of metaphorical language, I hadn’t yet mastered Plath’s skill with verbal metaphors. Hence, this post in which I workshop one metaphorical image using different parts of speech and different phrase types. Click the title above to continue reading.
I received 4 blogging award nominations! This must be how rock stars feel.
As a new blogger, I’m constantly questioning whether I’m doing it right. At least four people think I am, because that’s how many blogging award nominations I’ve received (three Liebsters and one Blogger Recognition Award.) Click the title above to continue reading.
Raising a reader: not the usual tactics (#IWSG Blog Hop)
Let’s be honest. We want kids to read, and they’re on to us. The jig is up. This in mind, I put to you an arsenal of devious strategies, so tap your fingers together and prepare to cackle. Click the title above to continue reading.