Purple Prose and Other Orphaned Sentences

I thought I’d share some sentences I wrote but then deleted from various stories because the sentences were too full of purple prose or otherwise just not right. Foreboding weather: Dew licked the earth’s skin, and morning slithered forth. I tried my hand at present tense in a story set in springtime: Beyond the hayfields, … Continue reading Purple Prose and Other Orphaned Sentences

How to Write a Helpful Book Review* (with 2 examples)

*When you're not a professional reviewer. Out of 62-plus million reviewers on Amazon, I’m ranked 5958th. That puts me in the top 0.000096 of all reviewers. For every review, I have more than double the amount of “helpful” votes. So I feel confident in writing this post.:-) An easy formula I use the same format … Continue reading How to Write a Helpful Book Review* (with 2 examples)