WIP Blog Tour…Tagged by Nicki Elson!

I was tagged by the lovely Nicki Elson for the WIP Blog Tour.  And since it's been a bit since I last posted anything about my writing, I figured this was as a good time as any to let you guys know a bit about Fate's Awakening, my WIP.  Also, in case you don't know, WIP stands for "work in progress".  Yes, I still count FA as a WIP, because it's not published, and, in fact, is being critiqued mercilessly by Shelley Greene at this time.Anyway...The rules of the to:1)  Link back to the person who tagged you.  That would be Nicki Elson, so check out her blog here.Okay, so far so good.2)  Write a little about and give the first sentences of the first 3 chapters of a WIP.Here's the blurb I've tentatively settled on for Fate's Awakening.Jack Harris's reluctance to find The One has put his life in danger with the Fates. They send a young goddess to convince...
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Auction ends tonight!

Hey, ladies and gents!  There's an auction going on right now to help support the Maryland Romance Writers, and there are some great things up for grabs.  Anything from signed books to gift baskets to knitwear to critiques to a tutorial on Scrivener writing software. The auction ends TONIGHT at 9PM EDT, so get your bids in before it's too late!http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/15633/auctions/17346?reset_filter=1xoxo Sarah...
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Tips for Editing Your Manuscript from a Real-Life Editor, Part 7

Part 1: Look it up!Part 2:  Read it out loud.Part 3:  Have someone who knows what they're doing read it.Part 4:  Consistency, consistency, consistency!Part 5:  Dialogue tag...you're NOT it!Part 6: Pick the right word to say what you mean.This is part 7: Adverbs--Kill it with fire! Or, as Stephen King says in On Writing: "The road to hell is paved with adverbs."Apply adverbs here...That might sound like a little extreme, but trust me, adverbs are not your friend. What's an adverb? It's basically the equivalent of what an adjective is to a noun, but it's a word that describes or modifies another adverb, adjective or, most commonly, a verb--how something is done. Often--but not always--they end in "ly".He walked slowly.  How did he walk? Slowly.She talked quietly.  How did she talk? Quietly.You get the idea.So what's the problem with adverbs? Description is good, right? And I'm always on everyone about showing, not telling (*maniacal laughter* You just wait...there'll be an entry...
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