‘Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Castle Douglas’ Castle Douglas through Time: A Compilation of New and Old Photographs by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin #art #architecture #history #photography @marysmithwriter

The market town of Castle Douglas, beside Carlingwark Loch in the southern Scottish region of Dumfries and Galloway, is relatively new, though the area has been inhabited from prehistoric times and the Romans had a military base close by. In the fourteenth century, Archibald the Grim, the 3rd Earl of Douglas, built Threave Castle nearby. … Continue reading ‘Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Castle Douglas’ Castle Douglas through Time: A Compilation of New and Old Photographs by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin #art #architecture #history #photography @marysmithwriter

AWRW Book Review of My Husband’s Son, by Author Deborah O’Connor @BonnierZaffre @Deboc77 #MyHusbandsSon #bookreview #amreading

You'd always recognise your own son. Wouldn't you? Heidi and Jason aren't like other couples. Six years ago, Heidi's daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason's son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together. By chance, Heidi meets a boy she's certain is Barney. But Jason is equally convinced it's not him. Is Heidi mad? … Continue reading AWRW Book Review of My Husband’s Son, by Author Deborah O’Connor @BonnierZaffre @Deboc77 #MyHusbandsSon #bookreview #amreading

New Release in #ya #fantasy: The Secret of Berry Brae Circle (The Red King Trilogy Book II) by E.M. McIntyre @FinlayForever

Good afternoon, bookworms! I'm pleased to announce Author E.M. McIntyre's second release in The Red King Trilogy series, The Secret of Berry Brae Circle! The Secret of Berry Brae Circle A kidnapped father. An ancient tome. A mystical gem. When 14-yr old Abby Fletcher returns home to present day Scotland with the help of her … Continue reading New Release in #ya #fantasy: The Secret of Berry Brae Circle (The Red King Trilogy Book II) by E.M. McIntyre @FinlayForever

“The Most Gripping Thriller You’ll Read All Year” The Ice Beneath Her, by Author @CamillaGrebe @bonnierzaffre #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

Good morning, bookworms! As Massachusetts is under an arctic chill, what better way to warm up my morning than to drink hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk and finish reading The Ice Beneath Her, a crime/thriller/mystery by debut (solo) Author Camilla Grebe? I think I made a wise choice. As usual, Bonnier Zaffree Publishing has … Continue reading “The Most Gripping Thriller You’ll Read All Year” The Ice Beneath Her, by Author @CamillaGrebe @bonnierzaffre #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

Rise of the Deva’shi (Chronicles of Parthalan Book 3) by Author Jennifer Allis Provost @Parthalan @Bellatrix_Press #BookBirthday #BookReview #EpicFantasy #Amreading

  Happy book birthday to Rise of the Deva'shi, Chronicles of Parthalan Book 3, by Author Jennifer Allis Provost! A stolen girl. A legendary champion. A plan that might destroy Parthalan once and for all… Aeolmar, First Hunter of Parthalan, leads a solitary life. Having long since abandoned his quest to kill Mersgoth—the demon that … Continue reading Rise of the Deva’shi (Chronicles of Parthalan Book 3) by Author Jennifer Allis Provost @Parthalan @Bellatrix_Press #BookBirthday #BookReview #EpicFantasy #Amreading

Small Town. Big Secrets. A #bookreview of Tall Oaks, by Author Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @BonnierZaffre #crime #mysterythriller #amreading

"In Chris Whitaker's brilliant and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants." Everyone has a secret in Tall Oaks . . . When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town. Everyone is eager to help. … Continue reading Small Town. Big Secrets. A #bookreview of Tall Oaks, by Author Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @BonnierZaffre #crime #mysterythriller #amreading

AWRW Book Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, by Author Holly Martin @HollyMartin00 @BonnierZaffre #BookReview #ChickLit #Romance #ChristmasRomance

Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air… Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking … Continue reading AWRW Book Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, by Author Holly Martin @HollyMartin00 @BonnierZaffre #BookReview #ChickLit #Romance #ChristmasRomance

Writing Acronyms Every Blogger and Writer Should Know #AmWriting #LitChat

Author April L Wood

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When I started off as a blogger, writing acronyms confused the heck outta me. If not for Google and the help of patient writer friends, I’d still be mystified as to what those two/three letter acronyms used regularly by writers are. And in a world where we tweet at 140 characters (or less) it’s good to be able to abbreviate common words, using acronyms like the pros.

The following is an infographic I created to demystify common writing acronyms. Feel free to download and share!

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I hope this infographic has been helpful! Next week, I will begin discussing writing genres and their sub-genres, with detailed explanations as to how they are defined. Thanks for your visit and I hope you return!


Did I miss any common writing abbreviations? Please leave your thoughts in the common section below!

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Valentine’s Day Sale! 💘 #ParanormalRomance #YA #EbookSale #HappyValentinesDay

Author April L Wood

Fall under the spell of romance with the ya, paranormal romance WINTER’S CURSE (Season of the Witch I) for only 99 cents until Valentine’s day on Kindle & Nook!

Girl with red rosesBefore the light is reborn within the womb of darkness and the Sun returns, will Winter reverse the curse?

When High Priestess Iris Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter’s womb in a broom flying contest–and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the Witch Hunters she fled from the far North or her shady grandmother.

She finds safety with Turmeric of the Wormwood clan. His eagerness to protect her warms her frozen heart. But her love for him defies the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient clan bloodlines.

Can they find a way around the Segregation Curse of Old to be together?

And with time running out as the Winter Solstice nears, will Winter be able…

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AWRW Book Review: The Girl In Between, Book One, by @LaekanZeaKemp #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #YA

Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn … Continue reading AWRW Book Review: The Girl In Between, Book One, by @LaekanZeaKemp #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #YA