Ghosts of My Own Choosing by Terri Simon Review

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Today’s post is a poetry review of Ghosts of My Own Choosing by Terri Simon. But first I’d like to give thanks to Terri for giving me this opportunity. At least two or more years ago I thought of writing poetry reviews on my blog. Alas, I’ve yet to have that honor until now. So thanks again Terri and to my followers, I hope you enjoy the review.

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5 Reasons Why I Love The Emotions Thesaurus



I didn’t get to do this kind of post, a review of sorts about writing guides/books. I’d planned to last year but better late than never, right? Besides, it’s long overdue to shout from the mountain tops how much I love The Emotions Thesaurus.

How much do I love it?

Well to quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘let me count the ways!’

I love how it reminds the writer all the ways a character can speak without the use of their mouth. When I got back into the writing game after a long detour, I admit my characters were one dimensional. They spoke but they rarely moved on the page. Literally and figuratively. And then I purchased this wonderful book and my eyes were re-opened. I remembered that body language too spoke volumes.

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End of the Year Blogging Review

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Oh man 2015 will be coming to an end in just 15 hours and 59 seconds. And to spend the last couple of hours left in 2015, I’m doing an end of the year blogging review. I’ve already listed some of my 2015 writing accomplishments in a previous IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) post. You can read it here.

But today I’m showcasing and celebrating the best posts of the year. Here on Paving My Author’s Road and my old blog IHeartAllStories.
So, let the countdown begin!

Thanks and according to, the most popular posts/top visits of the year on IHeartAllStories, from 10 to 1 are:

10) IWSG- Why Writers Should Write Poetry

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Six Reasons Why You Should Read The Hunger Games- A Banned Book Review

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Well Banned Books Week is over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue reading banned books for the rest of the year. Or all year long.

For example, and if you haven’t read it yet, then try reading The Hunger Games. As you know, The Hunger Games have been frequently banned/challenged for being anti-ethnic and anti-family. As well as insensitivity, having offensive language, occult/satanic and violent.

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