An Author’s Journey Down the KDP Rabbit Hole
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by Kathy Steinemann
5d ago
Award-winning author Linda Watkins tells us how her account was banned from Amazon and how she got it back. Consider it an important public service announcement for writers. — Twenty-twenty-three came in with a bang and I was full of … The post An Author’s Journey Down the KDP Rabbit Hole first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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150+ Ways to Say Slow: A Word List for Writers
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by Kathy Steinemann
2w ago
Are Repetitions of Slow Bogging Down Your WIP? Wait a sec. Bog down. This phrase can replace the verb slow. And the creature in the above graphic has represented the epitome of slowness since ancient times. Today, snail mail is … The post 150+ Ways to Say Slow: A Word List for Writers first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Redundancy Quiz #29 for Writers: Can You Score 100%?
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by Kathy Steinemann
2M ago
I’m Back This is the post I was working on when I broke my shoulder during a “fitness walk” at the beginning of October. One of my knees and elbows also took a beating. Good news: I’m healing. Bad news: … The post Redundancy Quiz #29 for Writers: Can You Score 100%? first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Easily Confused Words and How to Get Them Right: Part 1
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by Kathy Steinemann
5M ago
Do These Trip You Up? Compliment or complement? Ensure or insure? Horde or hoard? Mantel or mantle? They sound the same — or almost the same — but have different meanings. This post will help you sort out these stumbling … The post Easily Confused Words and How to Get Them Right: Part 1 first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Redundancy Quiz #28 for Writers: Can You Score 100%?
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by Kathy Steinemann
5M ago
What Are Redundancies? These nuisances are superfluous words or phrases also known as pleonasms. Rather than augment writing, they slow action scenes and increase word count — without adding constructive details. About The Quiz This quiz, the twenty-eighth in its … The post Redundancy Quiz #28 for Writers: Can You Score 100%? first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Writing as Exercise: How Writers Can Stay Motivated
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by Kathy Steinemann
6M ago
Do You Find It Difficult to Stay Motivated? You’re not the only writer with this problem. Rebecca A. Corio might be able to help. Rebecca’s Thoughts Oh God … it’s “spin” day. A familiar ball of panic thunks in my … The post Writing as Exercise: How Writers Can Stay Motivated first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Redundancy Quiz #19 for Writers: Can You Score 100%?
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by Kathy Steinemann
10M ago
What Are Redundancies? These nuisances are superfluous words or phrases also known as pleonasms. Rather than augment writing, they slow action scenes and increase word count — without adding constructive details. About The Quiz This quiz, the nineteenth in its … The post Redundancy Quiz #19 for Writers: Can You Score 100%? first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Tada! Facebook and Twitter Provide Keyboard Shortcuts
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by Kathy Steinemann
11M ago
Something Old or Something New? I don’t remember which key I pressed in error, but one day while I was browsing my news feed, Facebook informed me I could use that key as a shortcut. A quick search revealed several … The post Tada! Facebook and Twitter Provide Keyboard Shortcuts first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Redundancy Quiz #18 for Writers: Can You Score 100%?
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by Kathy Steinemann
11M ago
What Are Redundancies? These nuisances are superfluous words or phrases also known as pleonasms. Rather than augment writing, they slow action scenes and increase word count — without adding constructive details. About The Quiz This quiz, the eighteenth in its … The post Redundancy Quiz #18 for Writers: Can You Score 100%? first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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Dream Symbols Part 2: Dozens of Story Prompts for Writers
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by Kathy Steinemann
11M ago
To Dream or Not to Dream? Humans dream. Animals dream. Extraterrestrials probably dream too. (Surely in our universe of more than 100 billion galaxies, planets with aliens exist.) Many renowned stories were inspired by dreams: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Jane … The post Dream Symbols Part 2: Dozens of Story Prompts for Writers first appeared on KathySteinemann.com: Free Resources for Writers and Poets ..read more
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