Write Better: Identify the Overused

Its truly a challenge to edit your own work, let alone, hunt down all the repeat offenders in your work (That's what I call overused words). Today we'll look at ways to spot those little buggers. I always recommend getting a professional editor, who will spot things like that, and hopefully give a few suggestions.... Continue Reading →

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Amazing Words!

Amazing is a commonly overused word, and finding replacements can be tricky work. But you can always count on the IABE to have a solution to that issue. Check out all these ways to say amazing, without actually saying it. Astounding- surprisingly impressive or notable. Bonny- attractive; beautiful. Captivating- capable of attracting and holding interest;... Continue Reading →

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Very is Vexing

As a reader, I get turned off by repeat offenders! Now you're probably thinking "Repeat Offenders?" Yes, in writing we have words that are completely over used. So, we're countering that with replacement words that might make your work read more natural. Check it out. Very Careful, try: Cautious, Heedful, Watchful, Alert, Prudent, Circumspect, Cagey,... Continue Reading →

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The List

  Nicco rapped his knuckles quietly on the door and pushed it open. “Hey big guy.” He moved inside, knowing he didn’t need an invitation. “I get you’re really busy right now, but something’s come up and I need your input.” Merry, twinkling eyes peered up from over a pile of paperwork. “Nicco, my friend.... Continue Reading →

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Write Better: Sensitivity Readers

First, let us learn, what are sensitivity readers? They read through manuscripts for bais instances and representation issues. Let's not forget, they look out for the naughty words. Basically they point out all the "sensitive" areas of a manuscript. Now this isn't something you need to worry about unless you are marketing to a group... Continue Reading →

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Writer’s Resources: Look Out

If you haven't caught on by now, we're focusing on repeat offender..... this means you commonly overused words!! I'm coming for you with substitute words to kick those offending words out! Bonus: you'll look like a professional when readers dive into your work! So, without further adieu... Mirrors Reflect  Echos Emulates Survey Leer Inspects Trolls... Continue Reading →

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Write Better: Plot Structures

Thanks for reading today! We're going to devel in plot structure and how to use them properly! We should start this off with the definition of we're talking about today. Plot: Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.There, don't we feel clear on the subject now? So let's make your plot structured to fit your readers needs! There are 4... Continue Reading →

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Books to Fall For

She’s an unstoppable human. He’s an immovable beast... Through her research, University of Washington student Chloe Etain accidentally stumbled into an ancient war between the Light and Dark Fae that has culminated in the human world being thrown into pre-industrial chaos. The earth’s sky has been scorched, thrusting it into unending darkness and the humans... Continue Reading →

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Books for ‘Back to School’

Dragon Wars Enter DRAGON WARS ... a continuation of an exciting new reverse harem urban fantasy, where paranormal monsters fly and magic fights back! Brooklyn just discovered she's the only female dragon in existence--and the key to everything. She can see things others can't, and summon strength no one else can. Brooklyn attends York Academy,... Continue Reading →

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Author Interviews: Meet Our Star Authors!

Can you tell us a little about you? My name is Joleene Naylor and I’m the author of the glitterless Amaranthine Universe. When I’m not writing or doing author related things, I’m working on remodeling our sagging Victorian house, watching anime, or playing Pokemon Go or Niki-Love Dress Up Queen. Do you self-publish or work... Continue Reading →

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