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Adele’s Lesson To Writers – And Everyone Else

“I’m sorry. I can’t mess this up…” “I was devastated.” These are the now world-famous words of Grammy Award winner Adele, who showed the world that even in front of millions of people, it’s better to stop, start over and … Continue reading

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How To Destroy Action and Suspense Scenes

You’re reading an action scene; things are really getting hot. Who will live? Will someone die? Is there a chase that’s moving like lightning? You’re reading a suspense scene; it’s really intense. Will the protagonist be discovered? Will the escapee … Continue reading

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Brain to Books Blog Tour: Ani H. Manjikian

Fast Facts Author: Ani H. Manjikian Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Military, Women’s Fiction Book: Spirit of the Lone Horse Official Site Bio Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to … Continue reading

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Supernatural Spelling Mistake

This product will haunt your lips forever. As seen in an advertisement for lip butter: “Supernatural” is a word, which is why software probably didn’t pick it up. Be careful with your spelling!

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Do your words serve your story – or do they serve you?

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive editor Picture this: you’re craving apple pie – one of those “just gotta have it” days – so you go to your favorite café and order up a slice. Your mouth waters when the server … Continue reading

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Inedible Spelling Mistake

If you read this carefully, you’ll realize this menu item would be dangerous to consume…and potentially disgusting. What funny misspellings have you seen lately?

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Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Announcement: Proof Positive’s Facebook page has reached over 100 likes! We’re so happy to share our advice and friendship with you that we’re giving away a $25 Amazon gift card through Rafflecopter this week. Just visit Proof Positive’s Facebook page … Continue reading

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Awethors Event: Why I Love Supporting Indie Authors

Get Down With The Awethors co-creator D.M. Cain graciously suggested that I should do an interview too. As I haven’t published a full book yet, I thought I’d take her up on it in a different way: by telling you why … Continue reading

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Picture Your Misspellings: Tie-die vs. Tie-dye

Every time you misspell “tie-dye”, a tie loses its life.   Stop the violence – hire a proofreader!

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Backward Writing – Withholding Critical Information

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor In psychology, when a person withholds affection from their partner, it’s considered a form of emotional abuse. In writing, withholding important information from the reader could almost be classified as story suicide. I’m not … Continue reading

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