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Open Book Blog Hop – 28th November   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

Welcome to another blog hop. Today’s topic is:

Do you use real or fictional cities in your writing? How do you incorporate them into the story?

I sometimes use fictional cities in my stories, as due to any possible future litigation it’s easier to malign a place or a building. For example, in ‘Examining Kitchen Cupboards‘ I did not want to name the actual college where I read that exam question, and so I created the town of Daxton. It’s at Daxton College where administrator Jill Hayes finds strange exam questions for 16 -19 year olds which are more suited to children ten years younger. In ‘For the Sake of a Child‘ I created the town of Arlborough and the fictional company ‘PhizzFace‘ rather than use an actual town, as Arlborough is home to the Veck brothers who are serial child molesters. Could you imagine…

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Posted November 29, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Using The Windy City in my Stories   Leave a comment

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Posted November 29, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Mixing The True and False #OpenBook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

Nov 28, 2022 Do you use real or fictional cities in your writing? How do you incorporate them into the story? There is a town called Oak Grove in Indiana, but it’s not my Oak Grove. I’…

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Posted November 29, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 21st November   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

Welcome to another blog hop. Today’s topic is:

Big Internet fight: Are you team cat or team dog (or something else)?

I wrote a post on 22nd September about this very thing. You can find it here.

So … after reading that post you can tell that I’m in the ‘something else’ bracket. I’m also not a team player either. I’m afraid that now you’ve obviously come to the conclusion that I’m a sad old bag who prefers to be alone without any dog hairs, cat hairs, mud, wet dog smells, cat-clawed furniture or high vets’ bills to mar her existence. Oh dear, you are correct…

I have various allergies, especially to animals. My skin would break out in large weals if a cat scratched it, and the dog hairs/ cat hairs would make me sneeze. There is really no hope for me. Instead I have to sit in…

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Posted November 22, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Cats or Dogs? #MondayMusings #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration   Leave a comment

Posted November 22, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Team Dog Or Cat? Which Side Are You On? #Openbook Blog Hop   Leave a comment

Nov 21, 2022 Big internet fight: Are you team cat or team dog? (or something else?) Can I just be the person who referees this one? I refuse to take sides. Over the years, we’ve had dogs, cat…

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Posted November 22, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – Cats and Dogs   Leave a comment

Posted November 22, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

On Giving and Receiving Critiques #Monday Musings #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration   1 comment

My Corner

Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “How do you deal with negative feedback? Do you have tips for critiquing other writers’ work?”

I rarely receive such input, but when I do, I take it with a grain of salt, although it’s hard to do. Maybe the person offering the feedback is having a bad day, or maybe he/she doesn’t like that particular genre. For whatever reason the negative comment was given, it doesn’t do any good to let it get to me.

I’ve received many suggestions for improvement of my work with which I don’t agree. It’s important to keep in mind that whatever you’re having critiqued is your baby. There’s no law that says you have to follow every suggestion. So again, I just take such feedback with a grain of salt.

Don’t feel like you have to be familiar with a…

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Posted November 14, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 14th November   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

Welcome to another blog hop. Today’s topic is:

How do you deal with negative feedback? Do you have tips for critiquing other writers’ work?

Strangely enough I posted a blog about negative feedback last Friday, and so I’ll leave this link to it. Apart from trolls, who gain great satisfaction from dishing out one stars to all and sundry, I’m all for admitting that you cannot please all the people all the time, and that authors just have to respect somebody else’s opinion and suck up negative feedback and move on.

As for critiquing other writers’ work, I will do this just as long as I do not know the author. If I know the author and as far as I’m concerned I’ve just read a load of tripe, then I’ll not leave any negative feedback. Authors are somewhat twitchy when it comes to negative reviews of their work, and…

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Posted November 14, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – Pros and Cons   Leave a comment

Steven Smith’s Blog Hop on Criticism

Posted November 14, 2022 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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