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VS Grenier's Blog – August 2010 Archive (7)

Interview with Karen Coiffi

Karen Cioffi is an author, ghostwriter, freelance writer, editor, and reviewer. She is on the team of DKV Writing 4 U; manager of VBT – Writers on the Move; co-moderator of a children’s critique group; and an acquisitions editor intern.

To learn more about Karen and how she doesn't let MS slow her down visit

Added by VS Grenier on August 20, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Interview with author Tess Gerristen on A Good Story is A Good Story

I just had to share the news. This coming Monday, at 8 pm Central - A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook, April Robins,

Freda Roberts, and Virginia S. Grenier, will be having a very

interesting discussion.

Author Tess Gerristen is ...going to be our guest on this exciting show. Tess… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Interview Friday with children's author Kat Michaels

Kat Michaels lives in Upstate New York

with her children and husband and a Morkie named Max. Her passion for

children only increased after the premature birth of her son Evan, who

weighted two pounds seven ounces at birth. Evan has taught his mother

that miracles exist for all of us as long as we are willing to see them.

As an advocate for children's causes Kat will help raise money to

benefit any organization involved with the welfare of children.…

Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

What are Weedy Words?

I do a lot of editing for small publishers and one of the things I see a

lot in the manuscripts I work on are weedy words. These weedy words are

also known as weak modifiers. Writers tend to use these words hoping to

intensify the meaning of a word or phrase. They also use them without

knowing it because most people write as they would talk. However, when

you use weedy words what happens is we tend to prop our sentences or

paragraphs up with a modifier, which may… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Article Wednesday: Choosing Goals Right for You

The selection of any

goals is something one should take seriously considering that what you

want may not always be right for you. Deciding upon what your goals are

going to be should be made only after carefully considering certain

factors behind your decision.

Learning how to set goals that truly benefit you either personally or professionally is…

Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Mother’s Reflection on a Busy Monday

It’s funny how I tried to cut back on everything I was doing before

Sabrina was born, but no matter how much I try . . . I find myself

busier than ever. Take today for instance. I woke up at 6:30 am and

hopped into the shower. Once ready for the day, the kids were awake and

ready for breakfast. After that, I jumped on the computer to get a few

blog post up, some marketing sent out, and checked emails. Then it was

time to rush out of the house.

To read more… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Writing a Synopsis with VS Grenier

Writing a Synopsis with VS Grenier

First, we must understand what a synopsis is. According to the dictionary, a synopsis is a brief or…


Added by VS Grenier on August 8, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

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