Editing and Writing

Editors as Artists: Using the Red Pen to Create a Masterpiece

Oh, the many times I’ve heard writers worrying themselves over the editing process. They’re not sure if it’s good enough. They’re not sure if it’s grammatically accurate, even though a good friend, who is an English teacher, proofread it. They’re not sure everything coordinates. They’re protective of their work and don’t want to change its essence. Their friends read it and think it’s awesome. Do they really need a professional editor? And this is before they’ve even arrived at the...

Follow Your Hero

A writing tip from Mr. Ray Bradbury: First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! This statement seems so obvious, yet many of us fail to do it. We opt to tell the story (yawn) instead of letting our hero show us how it's done. You've heard of the writing mantra "show don't tell," yes? If you have a hard time understanding exactly how to achieve that goal, imagine yourself holding a video camera and recording a scene in front of you. Reiterate...

Put a Twinkle in Your New Year

Start 2015 in comforting hands. Educator Maria Angeliadis, first-time published author from Tarpon Springs, FL, delivers the perfect setting for a fresh start. In Once Upon a Twinkle, young and old can learn a thing or two about the power of prayer. This book is as beautifully illustrated as it is written. Rick Sanders of Riverview, FL, does the interior artwork, a soft watercolor rendition of the words on the pages. Learn more about this book and Maria at www.thewordverve.com/twinkle/

It’s a Bloody Buck!

Code Blood Red by Jeffrey Belanger is now available on eBook for ONE DOLLAH! Yup, just a buck.  So up your creep factor and read the first book in the "Ali the Cat" series. He's a bad dude in a bad mood. And he's terrorizing Middlesex High School. This Halloween special ends November 1. Follow the Coach Belanger on his website, www.jeffreybelanger.com. He always has great gigs going on, like this one, and his #XmasBracketMadness game.

Tiptoe through the Tulips? Not with Parkinson’s

By thewordverve author Adele Pfrimmer Hensley: April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month. It is not a cause for celebration, but it is an occasion to remember, to learn, and to hope. We remember that Parkinson’s disease has never brought with it an automatic death sentence. It used to be even more disabling than it is now, before the discovery of a useful formulation of levodopa. This winter I met a woman who said she remembered visiting her grandparents when she was little. Her...

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease

It's Parkinson's Awareness Month and we don't want to miss our unique opportunity to share information about the disease. We have two authors with the Parkinson's (and several caretakers who have experience with the disease) on our team, and are proud to contribute to increasing #parkinsonsawareness with the following features. Adele Pfrimmer Hensley, who has young-onset Parkinson's disease, has written two books for children who have parents suffering from chronic illnesses, like PD.  She wishes to offer a BUY ONE/GIVE...