An Announcement and a Fund-Raising Campaign to make my event a Sccess

On July 21, 2018 I am scheduled to appear at the Middle Georgia Indie Book Festival and I am excited for the opportunity to participate. For this to be a successful event I am respectfully requesting support by conducting a fund-raising campaign, and your support would be greatly appreciated. As a special thank you gift, I am giving copies of “Stories outside the Box” to anyone making donations toward the project. If you would like to support this campaign, you may do so in two ways. You can either visit http://www.ko-fi.com/annbarnes to “buy a coffee” for $3 or you can make a donation of any amount directly to my paypal account by visiting paypal.me/annHarrisonBarnes. Your support is much appreciated.

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Weekend Books

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Looking for a good read this weekend? Check these little gems out!

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Inspiration, Guidelines, and Quotations for Writers, Artists, and Other Creators

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This brought back the ideas that I had during hurricane Michael. Stay tuned to my reflective post, coming up.

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Five Tips for Improving your Writing

If you’re wondering how you can make your writing better, here’s a blog post that will give you five simple tips to make your readers want more. Once you’ve read this post, feel free to come back here and share your own writing tips.

http://nicholasrossis.me/2018/09/29/5-simple-tips-to-take-your-writing-to-the-next-level/

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Author Podcasting: 10 Tips You Need

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Here are some tips and tricks you can use to do your own podcast.

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Writing Tip: My Grammarly Experience

Hello everyone, how is everybody on this lovely and blessed Sunday evening/Monday morning, depending on where you are in the world?

 

Today I want to talk to you about a fabulous writing tool that I just started using and why I recommend it for all you writers out in the blogosphere. As a professional writer, I often edit my work to as fine a point as I possibly can, to make my pieces shine. However, there will always be things that all writers miss, no matter how many times they go over the work with a fine-toothed comb. Whether you have an editor or not, there’s a tool that I have heard a lot about, yet haven’t started using, that is until now.

 

This tool can be found at Grammarly.com. You can use the browser add-on or you can download the app for Windows, IOS, Mac OSX, and the plugin for MS office when you sign up for a free Grammarly account.

 

When I uploaded my most recent articles for a client, Grammarly pointed out a few things that I missed and that MS Word’s spellcheck totally passed over. All I can say is that I love this tool and I plan to use it for all my writing, including this blog post.

 

Please note the best way for you to use Grammarly, if you use speech output software, also known as a screen reader, is to upload your documents to the Grammarly site. You will not only get suggestions for misspelled words and grammar mistakes, but this tool also gives you examples to show you the correct way a sentence should be written.

 

My tip for you: if you haven’t already, upload your written documents to Grammarly, before sending it to a publisher, client or your blog. You’ll be glad you did!

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Friday Night Reflection…!

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Thank you for a wonderful post!

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The muse is speaking to me through my internal music

Hello my lovely peeps,

Today I am feeling really energetic and creative. I have a feeling I am going to get some writing done. Let me tell you how I came to this revelation.

 

Have you ever had one of those days when you can feel the chill of a story that’s been hidden inside you for who knows how long, just waiting to come out? How about hearing a melody in your head that isn’t necessarily a familiar one, yet you can’t shake it no matter how you try? Today I am hearing a melody within me, and I just feel a story coming out of it, but I can’t put my finger on what the tune is trying to tell me. As I was going to eat lunch, I heard the muse tell me “look at Journey to the Mountain Top”. I’m not sure, but I have a distinct feeling that this mysterious melody is telling me something about my second novel.

 

What do you think? Could this be my novel calling out to me, or the makings of a different story? Have you ever experienced this feeling right before you start a story, or when you’re in the throes of a novel? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments below. Remember dear writers, our words are our instruments and our songs are the stories we tell.

Happy writing and God bless you on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

 

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