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What’s Trending on WordDreams
descriptors / writers resources / writing

What’s Trending on WordDreams

I  calculate what’s trending on my blog by which of my posts are popular a particular ninety-day period. Here’s this period’s run-down: 51 Great Similes to Spark Imagination How to Describe a Landscape 35 Weird Traits Your Characters May Have Word Count by Genre 70 Collections to Infuse Your Writing 13 Tips for Cozy Mystery Writers How … Continue reading

Happy July 4th!
I love the USA

Happy July 4th!

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army son’s preparing for his upcoming deployment overseas and my  Navy daughter is doing her thing in Fort Meade, Maryland. I hung the flag over my door and will take a moment to thank both of them and every other service member who accepted the calling to protect … Continue reading

My Month With Alex McNight
book reviews

My Month With Alex McNight

I just finished the last of Steve Hamilton’s acclaimed ten-book Alex McNight series about former minor league baseball player and scarred ex-Detroit cop-turned [almost] hermit, struggling to survive the drama and disasters life throws at him. I discovered this author through an article in the Wall Street Journal chronicling his break-up with long-time publisher St. … Continue reading

Tech Tips for Writers #123: Quick Search for Plagiarized Images
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Tech Tips for Writers #123: Quick Search for Plagiarized Images

Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip. Q: I found the perfect image for my book cover (or a marketing piece), … Continue reading