AND THEN CAME SPRING by Margaret Brownley

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Blurb: Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral.  Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea.   And Then Came Spring (Margaret’s story from June’s A Bride for All  Seasons collection published separately as eBook)   About the Author:   Margaret Brownley is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 30 novels to her credit including her newly released Gunpowder Tea, and a non-fiction book.  Look for her work in the following recently released collections: A Bride for All…

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Examining Tone To Enhance Your Writing – Part 2

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Good morning from Gail Gaymer Martin at www.gailgaymermartin.com In Part 1  Understanding Tone In Fiction from January 10, the meaning of tone was defined and how it is important to your fiction. The post made it clear that authors want to work on this quality in their writing which helps to grab readers into the story and make them want to read more of the author’s books. This is a goal that you and I want as we write our novels. This post will cover dissecting tone step by step, and examining problematic areas in tone.

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Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

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Two years ago, her fiancé perished during their voyage to America. Now she discovers it may have been murder… Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiancé by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories….

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Proofreading Pointers #31

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Hi! I’m Kathy Ide. In addition to being a published author, I’m a full-time professional freelance editor. For CAN, I’m blogging about “PUGS”–Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling … tips for writers based on the most common mistakes I see in the manuscripts I edit. These are excerpts from my new book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, which reveal how multi-published authors proofread their manuscripts to avoid typos, inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and PUGS errors. (The book is available from Amazon.) If you’re interested in working with a freelance editor (or know someone who is), e-mail me through the contact page of my website. Or go to the Christian…

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Tips from the pros: Dianne Barker

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Greetings from the winter-draped Rockies in Colorado. Davalynn Spencer here to introduce multi-published author, Dianne Barker. Dianne, how did you get into writing? As an eighteen-year-old college student, I landed my dream job writing for my hometown newspaper in Johnson City, Tennessee. When Billy Graham held a crusade in Knoxville in 1970, the newspaper sent me to cover the event, which made national headlines with the visit of President Richard Nixon. Through the influence of my friend and mentor Dr. Sherwood Wirt (founding editor of Decision magazine), the crusade executive committee chose me to write a commemorative book about the…

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NEW RELEASE March 3, 2013—The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias

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The Singing Quilt, Book 3 in The Quilt Series,  Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. There’s only one problem: The children wouldn’t be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language….

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