All posts for the month January, 2015

What We Forget While Writing

Published January 11, 2015 by M. Natalia Arocho

Life Is Fiction

There are plenty of things that we forget about while writing. Plenty of important details that slip our minds. At first you might think I’m referencing that time you forgot to pick your child up from school because you were writing a particularly engaging chapter, but I’m actually talking about things we forget in our actual story. I’m talking about things that pop up in our lives on a daily basis that, because they aren’t remarkable, we don’t think to mention.

I’m talking about:

  • Weather
  • A phone call from a friend
  • Needing to go to the bathroom
  • Needing to eat
  • Having to blow your nose or sneeze
  • Tripping over your own feet
  • Losing power
  • Having your car break down

And the list goes on.

That’s not to say these things should always be in your book. I don’t want to hear about it every time your character has to pee, or munches…

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Punctuation–A Writers Curse

Published January 7, 2015 by M. Natalia Arocho

I very much dread editing and grammar has never been my strong suit. I’m the idea person!

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

The more books I read, the more I want to check my own punctuation constantly when I write.  As a writer, I feel a responsibility to tell my story the best I can.  Punctuation is a necessary tool in getting your meaning across to your readers.  The most important thing to do is have a few cheat sheets.  I found one!

Pinterest is a great source of information on writing.  I found this graphic first and then went to Steam Feed where the graphic originally came from.  This is one of the best graphics I have seen and great for quick editing.

A Blogger’s Ultimate Guide to Avoid Looking Stupid: Punctuation [infographic]

Thanks for stopping by today.  We have gale warnings posted for the Gulf Coast and freeze warnings are in effect for tomorrow morning.  Wind chills are predicted in the single digits.  A perfect time to stay inside and WRITE. SmileSignature

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