The editor in me: Spam editing

I usually never get spam emails. My email account filters them nicely to my spam folder. But today somehow the email below managed to get into my Inbox: From: Jon W. Rosborough <> To: Sent: Friday, 22 July 2016, 7:25 Subject: YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS NEEDED‏‏ Wilmington International Airport 1740 Airport Blvd. Suite 12 Wilmington, NC 28405 Compliment,Continue reading “The editor in me: Spam editing”

10 Things you should know when you first write a book

When I started working on my first book, I had the following plan: I would finish the draft in four of five months at most I would make a thorough review of the first manuscript and in one single edition round I would correct everything that is wrong. My beta readers will read it in a coupleContinue reading “10 Things you should know when you first write a book”

Can you write comedy?

The best moments when I read a book is when I find myself laughing due to the author’s wit and good sense of humor. As I hear my laugh echoing through the room where I read, without any apparent reason, I feel lucky to be enjoying something “secret” or “hidden” that people around me inContinue reading “Can you write comedy?”

Being good at metaphors

According to Wikipedia, this is the definition of a metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.  There’s nothing more beautiful than reading good literature and finding genius metaphors and similes.  As a writer,Continue reading “Being good at metaphors”

Getting rid of the multi-tasking habits

Last post When old habits are hard to abandon… I’m looking at you procrastination was eye opening. For some reason, I always believed that being “multi-tasker” was engraved in my system. I even felt proud of it. I could face many tasks at work or while writing without any problems. I even used as one ofContinue reading “Getting rid of the multi-tasking habits”