Dragonfly Arts Magazine Seeks Submissions

Dragonfly Arts MagazineDragonfly Arts Magazine seeks submissions of prose, poetry, art, and photography in the theme of reflections on sexual, domestic, and dating violence, as well as healthy relationships and self-renewal.

Entry Fee: NONE
Deadline: March 3, 2014
Prizes: Publication

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Video Trailer: Stranger Danger – How to Talk to Kids About Strangers

strangerdangerfinalkindlecoStranger Danger – How to Talk to Kids About Strangers is a guide to help parents of children ages 3-8 teach kids about strangers in a fun, interactive, and age appropriate way – without scaring them.

Using techniques developed over decades of teaching, the author takes into consideration the unique thinking and learning styles of young kids, offering parents age appropriate words and activities to use with even the youngest of children. Covering everything from who is a stranger, to when and how to fight back, Stranger Danger – How to Talk to Kids About Strangers is a must read guide for today’s parents.

Stranger Danger – How to Talk to Kids About Strangers, the non-fiction parenting book by Kristi Porter, is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on February 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Do you tautologise?

TautologyI bet you do. In fact, I’m sure you do from time to time. Maybe rarely, but I’m certain you’ve done it at least once. In fact, I know you have because I’ve come across quite often in the books I’ve reviewed.

Tautology. What is it? It’s “the use of words that merely repeat elements of the meaning already conveyed”, e.g.: they arrived one after the other in succession. ‘In succession’ means ‘one after the other’. In effect, that sentence says: they arrived one after the other one after the other.

It’s an easy trap to fall into when you’re writing, but it’s something to try to spot in your scrupulously thorough self-editing. However, as with most glitches, it’s more likely to be spotted by your beta reader or editor.

What are common examples of tautology ? Here are some you may recognise and just may have used yourself. Some are taken from books I have reviewed: Continue reading “Do you tautologise?”