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200+ Ways to Say “Surprised”

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Are your characters “surprised” too often? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ‘‰ Try these alternatives. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/surprised/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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How to Create Memorable Character Names

๐Ÿท๏ธ What’s in a name?๐Ÿ’ก Memorability. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/character-names/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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60+ Ways to Replace “That”: A Word List for Writers

๐ŸŒ Has “that” crept into your writing?๐Ÿฆธ Time for the THAT exterminator. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/that/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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60+ Ways to Replace the Adverb “Just”

๐Ÿค” Is your WIP infested with occurrences of “just”?๐Ÿฆธ The exterminator is here. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/just/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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Grammar Goofs to Avoid at the Office: Part Two

Keep your coworkers and readers ๐Ÿ™‚.โŒ Avoid these common mistakes. โŒ https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/grammar-goofs02/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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Grammar Goofs to Avoid at the Office: Part One

โŒ Do you ever make these mistakes? โŒ https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/grammar-goofs01/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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How to Create an Unforgettable Title for Your Book

๐Ÿ“– Your book’s title is as important as its cover.๐Ÿ“– Make it count. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/book-title/ #Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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700+ Ways to Describe Villains

๐Ÿ˜’ Villains add tension and intrigue to stories. ๐Ÿง› They abuse, enchant, patronize, and torment. ๐Ÿฆน Try these “villainous” words to describe them. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/villainous/ #Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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Tips to Stack the Odds When Submitting to Literary Journals

๐ŸŽฒ ๐ŸŽฒ Acceptance by literary journals is more than a roll of the dice. Try these tips to stack the odds in your favor. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/stack-the-odds/ #AmWriting #WritingCommunity #WritersLife #WritingTips

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More Than 200 Ways to Say “Excited”

๐Ÿ’ƒ Are your characters excited? ๐Ÿ•บ More than 200 ways to show it. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/excited/ #Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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