More than Words

Very true. Proofreaders are here to make you and your book look great.


When we think of proofreaders, we usually visualize people who tell the difference between “their, they’re, and there.” But, they are also quality control people. I once saw an ad, advertising cantaloupe, and it had a watermelon pictured. Here is another example of the wrong image portrayed on a product:


My point? Invest in a proofreader for more than just finding mistakes in written words. They spot egregious visual errors, factual inconsistencies, and more. Happy writing!


I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an…

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Lady Rougepen Says: Learn Va-Va-Va-Voom Victorian Vocabulary

I love this stuff also, thanks for sharing it.



Break out your bonnet! It’s time to learn some some phrases from an era when Queen Victoria ruled England, and things were chaste, but interesting.

Butter up the bacon – a statement of excess. An alternate phrase is “over-egging the pudding.”

Cop a mouse – get a black eye

Gigglemug – a face, always on the verge of smiling or laughter

Got the morbs  – feeling blue or depressed, as in “morbid.”

Make a stuffed bird laugh – so ridiculous, cheesy.

Cat-lap – a weak drink, as in it’s too “soft.”

Other interesting history from this era:

The terms “light” or “dark” meat, to describe chicken, came about in the 1890s to replace the “obscene” words chicken “breasts” and “thighs.”

Cupid was a buffed, Adonis-type figure. The Victorians replaced it with a sweet chubby baby, devoid of any sexuality.

I personally love the Victorian era’s class, when it wasn’t being…

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