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Writing reviews

Writing Reviews and Why It’s Your Duty

by VJ Miller, Sr.

Writing Reviews Starts Here

The craft of writing has it’s rules, and along with those rules there are some responsibilities; one of which is writing reviews, the feedback from the reader that every author covets.

 “Okay. But shouldn’t this post come after I’ve written my manuscript and not before?”

 One of the ways to be a better writer is to read as much as you can of other writer’s work.  While reading you should be taking into account: plot, and pacing and the writer’s voice, or how they craft their sentences. Every writer deserves some sort of feedback and should want some sort of review.  How else is any writer going to gauge how effective he or she has been. Continue reading Writing Reviews and Why It’s Your Duty

Mundane

Mundane? I Beg To Differ With You

Opinion by VJ Miller, Sr.

Some people find simple pleasures in the so-called, “Mundane” things in life.  What is so odd or ridiculous about:

  • Laying on your back in a meadow and watching the clouds slowly drift by.
  • Observing a caterpillar as it chows down on a leaf.
  • Sitting on the shoreline watching the waves slowly roll in.
  • Observing kids building a sand castle.
  • Watching an ant struggle to move a large grain of sand.
  • A squirrel poking its nose through the leaf litter in search of some juicy morsel.
  • Listening to the distant wail of a freight train engine horn.
  • Watching distant lightning as the storm slowly rolls in.
  • The sound of rain as it seemingly fries the street.
  • The silence of huge nighttime snowflakes while they drift down all around you.

And the best part is… all of these things are absolutely FREE. Continue reading Mundane? I Beg To Differ With You