Tag - writing

WOW Moments

by Jan Fix, owner/editor During my daily encounters with our customers, this country's students, teachers, publishers, writers, and other business professionals, and with my fellow editors at thewordverve, I am reminded to appreciate and admire our many talents and gifts. I can be pouring my coffee in the morning or about to close the computer for the night.  I can be eating a PB&J or writing a check.  I can be transcribing an interview or redlining a letter.  And suddenly I...

Don’t Leave Your Cake Out in the Rain!

In the spirit of encouraging success for the rapidly increasing numbers of self-published authors, the article below warrants repeating. I just finished a book series on my Kindle, and was disturbed at the number of errors therein.  It broke my concentration and made me look at the works with a much lowered sense of admiration, which is a shame, because the storyline is great. After all the heart and soul that goes into creating a written piece, don't make the mistake...

Coloring in the Lines

I'm working with a most wonderful writer from North Carolina at the moment, and through the editing/writing processes, I am reminded of something important in the successful transportation of a writer's thoughts and feelings to the reader's open mind. A successful writer knows how to color.  How to take a crayon, or two or three, and work within the lines of his story to bring it to life. Sometimes we make the writing process so cumbersome and just plain un-fun.  My...

We’ve hatched!

I want to welcome one and all to the site, first and foremost.  It has been fun to build with Geoey and Patrick from PBJ Interactive (an excellent webmaster resource for small businesses who want something more than a stamped version of someone else's dreams).  Even better, along the way, I have learned a lot about what makes a website successful and USEFUL to its participants.  I hope I can carry the torch for all of us in an...