Book Review: Yellow Crocus

Book Title: Yellow Crocus Author: Laila Ibrahm Genre: Historical Fiction — YA Rating (out of 5 stars): The bond between a young girl and her slave… One night a slave named Mattie was taken from her home in the slave quarters and from her new…

Using Adverbs

Pretty Little Words — Using Adverbs

Do pretty words add vividness or clarity to your narrative? Do adverbs dress up your description? Are they useful or fluff? Adverbs First, we need to define adverb. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. Often they can be recognized by –ly at the end.…

10 Great Books About Redemption

10 Great Books about Redemption

“ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 The Easter season is a at its heart a story of redemption. The theme of redemption isn’t…

Curing Passive Voice

Curing Passive Voice

When we overuse the passive voice, our writing becomes lifeless.  Active voice makes us sound alive and reaches out to the reader. When you use the active voice, the subject is usually a person or thing performing the action. In the passive voice, the subject…