Kim’s Top Tip: Editing Vs Proof Reading, So What’s The Difference? #writerslife #writingtips #amwriting

Author, Kim Knight

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Good question! Okay so as part of the writing tips I want to share here and there, this one came to me last month after writing, editing and proof reading two books to release.  I’m not an expert, I don’t claim to be one, I would never swap my role as a writer for an editor. This is my take and advice on what I’ve learned. Let’s get into it!

To me editing comes before proof reading. This is the natural progression I follow when I write. Write, edit, edit, edit, proof read, then proof read!

What is Editing?

To me once I’ve wrote the last word, in the last chapter, on the last page, in the last paragraph I’m ready to edit. I don’t edit as I write. Why? Personally… I’ll never get any writing done. I’m a hardcore editor of my own work before I put it in…

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#ThrowbackThursday – author Jodie Bailey – Book Review

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Renee began the Throwback Thursday meme on her blog, It’s Book Talk to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books published over a year ago. Sounded like a good reason to join! I’ll be going back over some of my oldies but goodies posted on Goodreads awhile ago, my favorite authors, and some of my favorite stories from authors you might not have previously experienced. Hopefully, you’ll find either a story or author that interests you and you’ll check them out. And, if you’d like to join the fun, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic (see her website). Just provide the link back to her please).

Quilted by Christmas by Jodie BaileyThis week I am highlighting Jodie Bailey, another terrific, prolific author who wrote Quilted by Christmas, which was reviewed on Goodreads. She has actually written a number of books and participated in this series, Quilts of…

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Madeliene Black is another of life’s survivors, but I will leave it to her to share her story.

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After many years of keeping quiet, Madeleine Black decided in September 2014, to share her story on The Forgiveness Project’s website and she completely underestimated what the response would be.

Many women and men got in contact and explained how reading her story gave them strength, hope, and a different perspective of what’s possible in their lives. The founder of The Forgiveness Project, Marina, often refers to the various people on her website as  “story healers” rather than “storytellers” and now she completely understood why.

In March 2015, Jessica Kingsley Publishers released a book called The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age, by Marina Cantacuzino. It’s a collection of 40 stories from the TFP website, including hers and has forewords by Desmond Tutu and Alexander McCall Smith.

The sharing of her…

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Review: Barbatus, by A. Drew

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Once upon a long time ago, when the gods still ruled the Earth, vulture shifter Barbatus lived with a small group of exiled shifters in a very hostile area somewhere in Anatolia; they take on the form of birds, goats and other animals. They are isolated, but the great goddess Cybele still protects them. They are a closely-knit community who love and care for each other.

Quite in contrast to the human town close by, where sin and violence prevail. Aylin, a young girl who had been sold into prostitution by her own uncle, escapes them and, wounded and sick, makes her way up the mountain to the ‘forbidden’ area of the shifters – with the help of Cybele herself. Barbatus finds her and nurses her back to health, and they fall in love. Can there be a future together for them, though? Will Barbatus’ community accept her – and…

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Join our 2018 Goodreads Group: Authors Needing Reviews (for both authors and readers!)

GRnextAre you an author needing a review? How about a reader needing more books?

I’m pleased to announce I’ve revamped this Goodreads group AUTHORS NEEDING REVIEWS and we are currently now choosing a BOOK OF THE MONTH, to read and discuss.

You can find the group AUTHORS NEEDING REVIEWS and the nominees for January 2018 here!

We also have a book challenge: Join here.

Vote for your BOOK OF THE MONTH choice. Here!

Hope you can join us!

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I really should run a competition for the ‘spot the typo’ on my blogs, for the moment they go live, I always see one – despite reading them very, very carefully. Let’s see what this week’s error is 🙂

My guest today is Susan Faw who writes fantasy fiction for the YA age group – and she’s won an award for her work – so please read on.

SUSAN FAWDo you know when I first decided I wanted to be an author?

No, it wasn’t after reading Harry Potter. It was when I was about 4 years old.

My sister and I used to play a game before we could read before we were even school aged, where we would pick a picture at random from the only magazine my parents would allow in the house – The National Geographic Magazine. We would play school and whoever was the ‘teacher’ would make…

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Finishing a Long Series – Guest Post by Author, Charles Yallowitz…

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Thank you to the Storyreading Ape for letting me be a guest and helping me promote Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age. After 19 years of writing, editing, outlining, and toiling, my big fantasy adventure series comes to an end. I no longer wake up ready to write about Luke Callindor’s latest obstacle or how Nyx is worried that her family is about to get destroyed. I’ve given Fizzle his last apple and Timoran Wrath his last bottle of Ifrit mead. Yeah, this is fairly melodramatic, but these characters have been a part of my life longer for nearly two decades. Is it odd that part of me wishes I held out long enough to make it for an even 20?

Dwelling on the recent past makes me think back to the beginning where I never considered it would end. I had plenty of other stories to…

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Release Day! New Romance Series + Giveaway and Excerpts #amreading #romance

Author, Kim Knight

The Red Room is book one of the Romance In The City novella series, of steamy and romantic standalone short stories.

Rita Lane lives a double life in her day job she’s a receptionist at the prestigious London Park Hotel. By night her adventures begin. As a thirty something year old woman she is content with her single status. Richard Clarkson a New York based guest at the Park Hotel has firmly closed the door to romance, after a rocky marriage. As soon as Rita checks Richard into the hotel as a guest the sparks and electricity between the two begin.

After hours, the day before Valentine’s Day , their paths cross in an unexpected way. Rita and Richard’s desire for each other is on maximum …. will they cross the line to become more than just friends? The Red Room is a steamy short story set in London with…

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Kiss – Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

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They accused her of committing a crime she doesn’t remember. Her name is Shauna McAllister, and she doesn’t remember her life from six months ago she wKiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healyas in a coma from a car accident when she awoke she learn her brother is now in a wheelchair paralyzed only able to move his head, in the same accident that left her in a coma. Apparently, she was taking drugs (ecstasy) while she was driving and that’s why she’s being charged with a crime.

Her father and stepmother put the blame squarely on her shoulders for her brother’s condition. She’s told that Wayne Spade is her boyfriend and that he will help her along the way as she recovers.

Jeeze! I can’t imagine waking up and not knowing the person they say is my boyfriend is a complete stranger to me. But wait, is he truly her boyfriend? “Well, go on…

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