“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ~ Stephen King “Adverbs are the tool of the lazy writer.” ~ Mark Twain About a month ago, I wrote about the demise of the apostrophe and the abuse of the semicolon. Now I find myself defending the adverb. The adverb is a legitimate part of speech.… Continue reading The Adverb is the Devil
Here's a great article I'm reblogging. FAQS | What size should I illustrate for children’s books? By heather at 9:34 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Question : Is there a preferred size to illustrate children’s books? Answer : I’ve found is that size varies from publisher to publisher. Happily, if your manuscript is picked… Continue reading What size should a children’s book be?
Sad about moving? Scared about going to a new school? Nervous about finding new friends? Turtle Monkey encounters all these experiences with a fresh new sense of humor. Turtle Monkey and the Big Move is the first book in the hilarious series by Jo Fontana. Get yours soon and collect them all. Book 2 is… Continue reading Ask Turtle Monkey
During the Christmas season, why sing the same old songs? Sing along to Turtle Monkey’s own unique version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Hold your breath. Bet you can’t do it without gasping for air! The Turtle Monkey series is the highly imaginative product of Jo Fontana, a quirky writer with a quirky sense… Continue reading During the Christmas season, why sing the same old songs?
Turtle Monkey is on the loose! Be sure to watch for her. The Turtle Monkey series by Jo Fontana is about a green monkey and how she deals with the everyday problems of a child with a sense of humor. In The Big Move, TM has to move, go to a new school, and find new friends. Buy… Continue reading Turtle Monkey is on the loose!
Turtle Monkey is on the loose! Be sure to watch for her. The Turtle Monkey series by Jo Fontana is about a green monkey and how she deals with the everyday problems of a child with a sense of humor. In The Big Move, TM has to move, go to a new school, and find… Continue reading Turtle Monkey! Let the Fun Begin
Jeff HadenInfluencer Ghostwriter, Speaker, Inc. Magazine Contributing Editor Follow 40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb Dec 3, 2014 While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. (Not to mention a few cliché traps.) Take the words "who" and "whom."… Continue reading 40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb
Turtle Monkey has an opportunity to decorate her own tree for the holidays, of course her list of ornaments is a bit off beat. Try to sing along to her new version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Oh course, Turtle Monkey can't sing the REAL words. So sing along to hers -- bet you… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Turtle Monkey Christmas
Turtle Monkey and her mom are the only green monkeys in the village. They used to be brown, but they don’t remember how they became green. Turtle Monkey and Mama Monkey like being green because it is easier to blend into the forest. Turtle Monkey also has a lot of gas. Turtle Monkey is mischievous,… Continue reading Meet Turtle Monkey
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Gut Feeling." When was the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call? I published my first book. Afterwards, I kept thinking of all the other things I could have… Continue reading Gut Feeling