Category Archives: Wordsmithing on Wednesdays

WoW ~ Narrative: Friend or Foe?

I’m excited to have my writer friend Laura Frantz as a guest blogger. She’s the gifted author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little, which have received rave reviews. Having enjoyed both books, I learned that one of Laura’s … Continue reading

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WoW: Conquering Clichés

Tried and true. That could be said of clichés, yes. Everyone knows what they mean, making the message being conveyed as clear as a bell . . . but as dull as dishwater. So, what’s a writer to do about … Continue reading

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WoW: Repetition for a Reason

No, no, no! How many times have a said that to myself when editing my work? I’ll see needless repetition, shake my head while muttering those words, and rework things to get rid of the redundancy. However, repetition can serve … Continue reading

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