Hey, SE Readers. Happy Friday. Joan with you today with the second in a two-part series on changing literary styles. In the first post, I used examples from James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Today we’ll look at two of my favorite authors. I first read Agatha Christie in high … Continue reading Changing Literary Styles (Part Two)
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today on this first day in June. Reading is still one of my favorite past times. There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa on a rainy day with a good book in hand. Since becoming an author, I tend to read with a more critical eye, looking for … Continue reading Changing Literary Styles (Part One)
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you on this Friday in May. Can you believe it's the middle of the month already? My last few posts have been more on the "how to" level. Today I thought I would write something a little lighthearted, although the subject has become controversial among many writers. I’ll be the … Continue reading To Oxford or Not to Oxford?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a series of posts about using the five senses in writing. If you missed any of them, you can read by clicking on the following links: Sight Smell Taste Sound Touch Today, I’m going to talk about what many refer to … Continue reading The Sixth Sense
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you on this Monday morning in April. Before we get started, I would like to thank Victoria Ziglar for clearing up the myth of one sense becoming heightened if a person loses another (as I mentioned in my previous post). As someone with personal experience, she pointed out that her … Continue reading Using The Five Senses: Touch