Write Right

Writing Tip of the Week How to Make Your Writing More Colourful Figurative language to a writer is like a colour palette to an artist. It creates mental pictures with words that otherwise might fall flat. She was as plain as a slice of bread packs more punch than She was plain. Figurative language communicates emotional content, too. Consider When his girlfriend discovered his lies he hung his head in shame as opposed to When his girlfriend discovered his lies he was embarrassed. In simple terms, it makes your writing more colourful. What exactly is figurative language? It's language that is used to convey something that is different from the literal definition of the word. Idioms, which are

Moonshadow, A Love Story

Well, I've finally finished Moonshadow, which is why I have completely neglected my blog for months. Hope to find a publisher and have the novel out in 2019. The research for this brought me to tears at times. It certainly shone a light on the ridiculous assumption that one race and its society are superior to all others. Moonshadow is contemporary women's fiction with historical overtones, as it moves back and forth from the past to present day. It's about the colliding worlds of the Whites and Natives in the sixties --a dark part of Canada's past--but also about today's political climate following the national inquiry by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. To that end, you'll find

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