Top 10 Tips for Writers in 2016

top ten 2016Every week (well, most weeks), I share a tip with writers, a trick that makes a big difference in the rhythm and feel of a novel. Some, you can make use of immediately. Others, file away for that cranky day when your writing limps along and you don’t know why.

Here are the Top Ten Writer’s Tips, according to readers:

  1. 19 Self-editing Tips
  2. 13 Tips for Cozy Mystery Writers
  3. 7 Tips for Literary Fiction Writers
  4. 10 Tips Guaranteed to Rescue Your Story
  5. 6 Tips for Western Fiction Writers
  6. 21 Tips from Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”
  7. Beware the gerund
  8. Too Many Prepositional Phrases is Bad
  9. 10 Tips from Janet Burroway
  10. 11 Tips to Self-Editing Your Manuscript

Here are the Top Ten Tech Tips for Writers, according to my readers:

  1. The Five Second Back-up
  2. Typing Over Text and How to Stop It
  3. The 3-Click Rule
  4. What the Heck Does ‘Print…

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The New Trend Called Complain; How To Annihilate The Negativity and how to Maximize the Positivity

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It has become an absolute fashion for the majority to complain about events that happen to them .People now find it normal to complain about what is happening to them rather than to adapt or embrace it.  Every single time we complain about something we directly admit that we are helpless and that thing controls us , and we are also getting ourselves sold on why life is not worth living  , rather than why it is worth living . The side effects of this “normal” habit are that instead of focusing on opportunities you are focusing on non-opportunities therefore you are shackling yourself.

Do you find yourself doing that just to get along the people you surround yourself?

If the answer is yes than you are sabotaging yourself and you should stop doing that.

There are many levels of complainers or we can also say negative people. Depending on…

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Intro-Ducing Two New Pages


Recently as I waft about the internet I have come across many references to the decline of the blog as we know it. Many people who started out at the same time as thekitchensgarden have disappeared off the blog map. Many are disillusioned and wanting to be involved still but batteries are running low. Many feel they are sending out messages in bottles. Some of you have even commented on this in your blogs.cows and pigs

But I still do not believe that the age of the blog is done. But maybe blogs need to change. Maybe there needs to be more of the US and less of the ME.pigs and cows

True, the real monetised blog is a very rare thing now and those who do make money from their blogs work a full time week to ensure they make money from it. But reading good blogs still has its place and , more than…

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