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The Glamorous Life

found on the Writer's Digest website:


One of the items in your house has decided to commit suicide, but you will not let it happen on your watch. Write the scene where you catch the item on the verge of taking its life and your attempt to talk the item out of it.

Sadly, I have experienced this. Vacuums don't live long in my home. They give up in despair, typically when I need them the most.

E-

Writers on Writing


One of the Screencraft blogs said that you can add instant interest to ANY story by changing the second line to "And then the murders began." Try it and see for yourself:

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune must be in want of a wife. And then the murders began."

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.... And then the murders began."

"One fish two fish red fish blue fish. And then the murders began."

One Letter Makes a Big Difference

I was reading through my latest and discovered that instead of "catching her braid in his fingers" he caught her "brain" instead. Hmm. A lot less romantic, and a lot more icky.

E-

Writers on Writing

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”
--George Singleton

Typos

It's funny how one letter can entirely change the meaning of a word. It's no wonder that English is so difficult for non-native speakers to learn.

Today I wrote "cheek" instead of "cheer." My character was in good cheer. And another character meant to run his hand over his hair, not his heir.

Sigh. English isn't all that easy for us native speakers, either.

E-

Summer Jobs

Phew! I have been working my little fingers to the bone, but I've got five new titles out there! It's so exciting to see them come alive. Check them out and "Read a Few Pages."

Love,

Eliza

One-Letter Typos

What is wrong with my brain?

My hero "looked at her like a predator waiting to bounce." 

Bounce what? Bounce where? All I can think of is Tigger.

And then he "sprited her up to his room." It occurred to me that, in addition to the "spirited" that I meant to say that adding a different letter could've made that "sprinted."


One-Letter Typos

Here's another typo: "I found a small man baring my way." Hmm. He should be "barring the way." I'm not sure what his "way" is, but I think he'd better cover it up. I don't write erotica.

In fact, I think the little guy is just going to stand in the way. That way he doesn't have to bare or bar anything..

Fun Typos

Argghh! Why is this not posting?

So today my heroine "scooted out of his lab" instead of his "lap." Another one-word typo that changes EVERYTHING, and not in a good way.



Fun Typos


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