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Fiona Donovan

I write it, you read it.

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FYI

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 10:53 AM Comments comments (96)
Although I enjoy hearing your comments about my blog articles, I really DO NOT appreciate some of you using my site as an open forum for you to advertise your various wares. Some of which I find to be highly offensive. DO NOT ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE.  Thank you.






Write what you know

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 1:04 PM Comments comments (143)
Whatever you are writing, whether it be an essay, newspaper article or book it is generally rule of thumb that you know what the heck you are writing about. Do your homework on the subject, research it to make sure that you really do know what you are writing about. If you don't know the subject well it will reflect in your writing.

Another rule of thumb is don't try to impress the reader by using big, uncommonly used words which some of us have probably never even heard of anyway. There's nothing worse than having to read a book with a dictionary by your side, it's frustrating and off putting.

Writing has begun

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (97)
Alrighty then. I know that it's been a while since I posted on here, but I've been busy doing interviews with John, taking copious notes and also checking stuff out on the web. Doing research too to make sure my facts are correct. I have now started the writing process of John O'Bryan novel #3. To date I have tip-tapped out about 6,000 words and am on a good run. Won't reveal any details, but it's gonna be good. I don't know how long it will take me this time, but I'm not rushing.

Favorite Christmas Carol

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (44)
Happy New Year to you all! January is almost over. Recently we had a snow storm, which I love but is rare here in Alabama. It reminded me of an old favorite Christmas carol that I learned as a kid. It was based on a poem by an English poet, Christina Rossetti back in 1872. It was later set to music by the composer Gustav Holst. To me , it really describes the essence of winter.
 
 
In the deep mid-winter,
Frosty wind made moan.
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow.
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.
 
 
This is just the first of 5 verses that tell the story of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
 
 
 
Source from Wikipedia.

anniversary

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (53)
Hi folks, Wanted to share with you that today marks the !st anniversary of The Beginning being released. Hard to belive that it's been a year already!. Things are slow on my next book, I'm hoping to get moving on it soon.

Dog Days of Summer

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 5:08 PM Comments comments (33)
My idea of a perfect day!

New Book

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM Comments comments (28)
HERE IT IS! The one you've been waiting for.
 
 
Now Available at: Amazon.com, B&N.com, Xlibris Publishing and local bookstores worldwide.
 
Available in all 3 formats: Hardback, Paperback and e-book.
 

update

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM Comments comments (59)
Okay folks, the manuscript for THE BEGINNING has finished the copyediting process. Now onto the inside layout and cover design. Will kep you posted on the progress.

fyi

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (26)
FINALLY, the first draft of my second book is complete. Now for the editing process.

hello

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (18)
Someone asked me recently if I had any prior writing experience. Actually the answer is No. I don't. I've never written articles or written for magazines, nor, have I taken any writing/literature courses. Like I have mentioned before, I just read alot. I devour between 3-5 books a week. I have always loved to read and did well in high school and college in English language. I also do many crossword puzzles which helps to keep the brain active.
 
I've decided to add another part to this next book as it will then leave it open to introduce the third book. So, please be patient, I'm gonna make it a good one, but it takes time. Then of course there's the publishing angle. I'd like to get in with a good publishing house, as I find that writing as well as marketing my books is damn hard work! Ideally I'd like to just beable to concentrate on writing as I really do love it.

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