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10 Things All Book Lovers Do During the Holidays
You’ve decked the halls with stacks of books, strings of
lights, and, well, more books. Now all you have to do is actually survive the
holidays. The best way to cope with family drama, fruitcake, and itchy sweaters
is of course taking solace in the words of your favorite authors. Here’s a list
of ten things that all book lovers ...
Active vs. Passive Voice: Bring Your Writing to Life... with Zombies!
I’m here to give you a quick refresher on a super-fun
grammar topic—active and passive voice. No, don’t stop reading yet! I promise
that this really is a fun grammar
post. (Yes, grammar can be fun!)
Here’s a recap on what active and passive voice is:
Active voice: the subject performs the action. (The girl
washed the puppy.) ...
Swoon Reads Behind the Scenes: Managing Editorial
Many people don’t realize that Managing Editorial is even a department in all publishing houses—I certainly didn’t for a long time! There’s a misconception that managing editors are just editors, but there’s a big difference between the two positions. An editor acquires titles for the house, and then works with the author to shape the editorial content of the book. ...
pulling back the curtain,
behind the scenes
Proofread Those Errors Away!
Congratulations, Swooners! You’ve just finished NaNoWriMo!
Give yourself a pat on the back!
Okay, celebration’s over. Now roll up your sleeves, grab an
extra-large cup of coffee, and get back to work—it’s time to proofread! Since
you’ve just written a large volume of content in a short amount of time, there
are probably a lot of errors throughout your manuscript. ...
Build Your Own Kissing Scene with Swoon Libs! (Part II)
It's time for another round of Swoon Libs!For those who don’t know what the heck we’re talking about, basically Swoon Libs is a fill-in-the-blank game where first you come up with a list of different words, then you take those words and use them to fill random blanks inside a story. Hilarity ensues!Here are the kinds of words/names you’ll need ...