NaNoWriMo Update

Dewey – book reviews by Jill Smith

Dewey Readmore Books Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the Worldmy book review in 2015 was 5 starsThis is a heartwarming book about love triumphing over adversity.About a cat whose charm, playfulness, fussy food fetishes, and public life gave the small town of Spencer, Iowa an enduring identity.He also gave Vicki Myron (his mum)unconditional… Continue reading Dewey – book reviews by Jill Smith

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Gold Coast Writers meeting today…

Today, I attended the November Gold Coast Writers meeting https://goldcoastwriters.org/. I displayed my books for sale, (none sold today.) Charmaine Clancy was the first speaker and she offered some insightful information about Setting up as a Publisher, handling submissions and Critiquing. We also completed a short creative writing exercise about Descriptive writing with senses. Her… Continue reading Gold Coast Writers meeting today…

NaNoWriMo Update

NaNoWriMo update day 12…

posters NaNoWriMo hitting the keyboard 51%25500 / 50000total words195%2800 / 143712days in a rowDate Nov 12, 20211800 wordsNov 12, 20211000 wordsNov 11, 20212000 wordsNov 10, 20211000 wordsNov 10, 2021550 wordsNov 9, 20211800 wordsNov 8, 20211800 wordsNov 7, 20212000 wordsNov 6, 2021500 wordsNov 6, 20211500 wordsNov 5, 2021240 wordsNov 5, 20211010 wordsNov 5, 2021500 wordsNov 4, 20212500 wordsNov 3, 20211800 wordsNov 2, 2021500 wordsNov 2, 2021500 wordsNov 2, 20211000 wordsNov 1, 20211500 wordsNov 1, 2021500 wordsNov 1, 20211500 words Happy reading, writing… Continue reading NaNoWriMo update day 12…

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Blog Stats and NaNoWriMo day 5…

Today, I returned to my manuscript 'Travellers - Return to Orthama' and completed the equivalent of 1750 words over three sessions, Nov 5, 2021240 words 240 words from Nov 5, 2021Nov 5, 20211010 words 1010 words from Nov 5, 2021Nov 5, 2021500 words 500 words from Nov 5, 2021 I may continue tonight. The first session was 30 mins, the second 1 hour and ten minutes, the… Continue reading Blog Stats and NaNoWriMo day 5…

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Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth…

Reviewed by Jill Smith copyright Oct21 cover Beauty in Thorns Beauty in Thornsby Kate Forsyth (Goodreads Author)Jill Smith's review Oct 25, 2021 Georgiana and her sister and brother had been reading Grimm's Household Stories. Georgiana particularly loved the story of 'Sleeping Beauty.' Ted Jones came to visit Harold as a school friend he enjoyed the company of the… Continue reading Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth…

NaNoWriMo prep time

NaNoWriMo prep editing tips…

making books magical I've decided to remind myself of some basic editing tips as I approach a month of cleaning up a manuscript I've not visited for a while. I'm sharing this information from:- WRITING FOR AUTHORS 07/24/2018 06:50 pm PDT  Updated 9 days ago 17 Weak Words to Avoid in Your Writing By Catia Shattuck https://mybookcave.com/authorpost/17-weak-words-to-avoid-in-your-writing/ Exact… Continue reading NaNoWriMo prep editing tips…

Gold Coast Writers Assoc meeting

Geneve Flynn GCW speaker…

About Geneve Flynn Geneve Flynn Geneve Flynn is a freelance editor from Australia who specialises in speculative fiction. Her horror short stories have been published in various markets, including Flame Tree Publishing, Things in the Well, and the Tales to Terrify podcast. She loves tales that unsettle, all things writerly, and B-grade action movies; if… Continue reading Geneve Flynn GCW speaker…

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Gold Coast Writers Meeting October 21

Great meeting today at Gold Coast Writers, Saturday 16th, October. Gail Tagarro on editing was so interesting. So was Geneve Flynn who spoke about Speculative Fiction in all it’s guises. I’ll post about this on my blog over the next couple of days. Me with my friend Gail Tagarro Gail Tagarro Geneve Flynn Now it’s… Continue reading Gold Coast Writers Meeting October 21

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Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs review…

Ishmael Leseur #2 Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs by Michael Gerard Bauer Reviewed by Jill Smith copyright Aug 2016 Dugongs cover This is the middle book of the Ishmael series. Typical teenage boys just obsessed with getting the girls of their dreams, really over simplifies this brilliant book. Again Ishmael is besotted with Kelly… Continue reading Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs review…