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Copy/Line editing and proofreading services with a quick turnaround time. I focus on accuracy, continuity, consistency, flow, grammar and punctuation. Link to FB with more details in my Bio. Feel free to DM here or there. This is a low-key side gig for me to hopefully make a little extra money to help pay for cancer treatment. Hopefully there are authors out there needing help, as well. Then it’s a win-win for everyone! . . #proofreading #proofreader #proofreaderavailable #copyediting #copyeditingservice #lineediting #lineeditor #combinationofproofingandcopyediting #books #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #wip #editing #amwritingromance #amwriting #writing #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writer #proofread #bookcommunity #booklove #authorhelp #authorassistance #romancewriter #romancebooks #romanceauthor #romancewritersofinstagram

4 minutes ago

It's three years since I signed the contract for my first novel Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings - Jack's obsessive search for a missing girl turns into a murder enquiry with him as chief suspect #teassertuesday #mynovel #writersofinsta #indieauthors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #writingcommunity #indieauthors #womenauthors #romanticcrime #vintagemystery #1930s #crimefiction #goldenage #amwriting #amreadingmystery #flawedcharacters #snow #chanceencounter #crookedcatbooks #amwritingmystery #histfic

4 minutes ago

Today was our Your Heart in a Box workshop, a youth writing and arts and crafts session where the kids wrote and made gifts for loved ones for the holidays. Scroll through for the cuteness. 📷: Kim O’Connor (not on instagram yet, but we are working on her to fix that, stay tuned). #denver #amwriting #cutenessoverload

5 minutes ago

Nanowrimo-Update ✒: Nach eineinhalb Wochen Pause aufgrund von Terminen, Unistress und Erkältung habe ich heute endlich wieder etwas an meinem Nano-Projekt arbeiten können. 😊 Natürlich bin ich jetzt etwas hinterher, aber ich habe noch Hoffnung, dass ich den Rückstand wieder aufholen kann. Wie läuft euer Nanowrimo bisher? 📖 . . . #herbst #nature #ignature #naturegram #munich #fall #autumn #münchen #wand #leaves #nanowrimo2018 #novel #writing #nanowrimo #amwriting #schreiben #writer #autor #books #bücher #autorenleben #writingtime #creativity #geschichten #igwrites

5 minutes ago

You cannot create quietly. Even if the room is silent, inside you a storm rages. And once you’re done, once you’ve hit publish, entered your final keystroke or lifted your brush from the canvas, you realize, no. You’re far from done. Because the noise of your work can be heard across oceans, make one person pick up the phone, put down a drink or give them the courage they were sure was ripped clean from them years ago. The universe wasn’t created by hydrogen atoms gently tiptoeing around each other. Welcome the explosion, the crushing pressure and force of gravity, because if you thought it can’t possibly be bigger than you, guess again.

5 minutes ago

I had every intention to wake up extra early every morning to write; to get ahead in my writing and get this story that’s been haunting me finally finished. But I haven’t. Even my daytime writing has been spotty. I love this quote by @stephenking. ‘Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.’ It’s time! . . . #hardwork #writingquotes #stephenking #EFOlsson #writer #writing #author #authorslife #writeratwork #amwriting #ghost #ghoststory #ghoststories #ghoststorywriter #motivationalquotes #motivation #ineedmotivation

7 minutes ago

Maybe it's a #nanowrimo thing, but I've seen several posts over the past couple days regarding the "rules of writing." If you ask me, quibbling over what is "right" or "wrong" about a process or a draft is just a distraction from the real task: WRITING. . Yes, it can be useful to understand basic conventions and expectations that readers bring to a story, but the most important thing is to write in a way that works for you, and then consider how it comes across to a reader. . **Is the work doing what you want it to do?** THAT'S the alpha question. . Focus on you, your process, and your readers—not on what so-and-so says about the way something is "supposed" to happen—and your work will flourish. . . . . . #amwriting #lovewriting #words #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writinglife #writerlife #creativity #writingadvice #writemotivation #quotes #qotd #writersblock #writingconsultant #writingcoach #writercommunity #authorsofinstagram @nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #novelwritingadvice #nanowrimoadvice #novelwriter

8 minutes ago

EPISODE 17: ANNE FRIEDMAN // “I really think that being obsessed with books and reading and other people’s stories has had a huge impact on pretty much every aspect of my life,” says journalist and host of the @callyrgf podcast, @annfriedman. In this episode of The Spine, hear how she got away with checking out more than the 10 books allowed to children with library cards, how reading bell hooks shaped her understanding of feminism, and which books she did NOT like (hint: anything with petticoats and bonnets). . . #podcast #podcasts #podcasting #books #bookstagram #bookworm #book #reading #reader #booklover #bibliophile #bookish #keepreading #write #writers #writing #writer #amreading #amwriting #library

11 minutes ago

James Baldwin | "Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has long possessed that he is set free...he has set himself free...for higher dreams, for greater privileges."

14 minutes ago

Wednesday’s note to self — We are our own harshest critic. If we compare ourselves to everyone else...we’ll drown. Compare today to yesterday, because your doing great, even if you can’t see it.

18 minutes ago

A planner designed specifically for authors. Organization is key in not just creating a novel but getting into that positive creative space. Maximize your time with this new planner. For just $10.00 you could have this planner today. Tamara how do I get my copy? I'll tell you how by sending me a email at authoresstamaraellis I accept cash app payments.$tamara18146 #plannerforwriters #positivity #postivevibesonly #writerlife #authorlife #amwriting #writerlife #wordboss #girlboss #urbanfiction #urbanauthor #urbanromance #goals #novel #authorlife #futurebestsellingauthor #review #recommend # #amreading #authoress   #mustread #bookish #bookworm #whattoread #writeeveryday

18 minutes ago

Finally getting around to the last book in the All Souls trilogy! I meant to read it sooner but with traveling and moving into a new house and everything, my reading has been slower lately. Which is why I will be taking a short hiatus until the beginning of the year! I want to put more of my focus on writing again and with everything going on, taking a break from instagram is a smart idea for me. Thanks for understanding and I will be back in January! ✌️ #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #book #read #reading #reader #pages #author #writing #bookworm #imagine #plot #story #literature #writersofinstagram #igwriters #writerslife #amwriting #writingcommunity

19 minutes ago

Trying to make some heavy cuts to HORNY NUNS and one of the casualties is a too-wordy and not-all-that-necessary passage explaining that the reason God ignores everyone's problems is because She's got a really manipulative roommate named Pat who's been pretending to be sick for like a million years. It's wordy and dumb but I like it and posting it here'll make it easier to scrap. . . #writing #editing #hornynuns #work #novel #amwriting #agents #publishing #catch22 #vonnegut

22 minutes ago

🎄 Blend a former tight end with a bad reputation and a gorgeous computer geek who doesn’t date. Toss in two matchmaking grannies who have only One Wish this Christmas. 🎈🎈(Coming December 11th!) 🎈🎈 . . . . . #christmasromance #bookblog #bookreview #readersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram #kindle #amazon #teasertuesday #writerslife #readstagram #readromance #bookstagram #bookish #booksofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity #amwriting #amediting #ilovewriting #authorlife #writerscorner

24 minutes ago

It's Tuesday. Just do it!

25 minutes ago

Today I rewrote several pages from yesterday. Read them. Rewrote them again. Realised this wasn't helping me with the word count. Rewrote them once again anyway. . I think I will actually really enjoy rewriting this book once NaNoWriMo is over. . I have seen a lot of people quote Terry Pratchett though NaNo (and if you've read my book the Golemancer, you'll know his wit appeals to me from my style of writing), but the quote a lot of people have posted is "The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." Even though my first book did go through some editing, I think I only really get the quote now... . . . #righwrites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #wordcount #goals #wordgoals #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #fantasyauthor #fantasybooks #fantasywriter #writingcommunity #writinglife #indieauthor #indieauthorsofinstagram #storyteller #quote #quotes #terrypratchett

28 minutes ago

As the holiday approaches, TELL someone how much you admire them, how much you are grateful for their life, their input into your life. .

30 minutes ago

Coffee. Because if I don’t let myself feel the love/hate relationship + the ups and downs these characters bring...guess what? Neither will you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speaking of love/hate...did you see that an exclusive short is going out to my list this weekend? Jude & Kate are at it again. If you'd like to receive it...hit email sign up in my bio.

31 minutes ago

So excited to announce the definitive release date for the debut novel of @kat_henshaw !!! Also, we cannot BELIEVE the amount of responses we have received in our ARC applications. It's somewhat over whelming and we appreciate it so much! Please know that we are carefully going through all the applications to decide on who will recieve an ARC in this first round. Due to the number of applicants this will take a little longer than initially planned. Thanks for your patience! xox

31 minutes ago

Which POC characters do you love? 🔹🔹🔹🔹 I love Sokka & Katara. I remember connecting with Katara first and thinking (as an anime lover would) - oh look, someone I can cosplay! Not that I ever did lol. But it was the excitement of seeing someone who looked like me and was an awesome character! I have many POC characters, none of which I can show in full yet lol. And really, I don't even think of them as POC because one: they're just people and two: I don't walk around thinking about how I'm a POC so I don't specifically think about my characters that way. If that makes sense lol. 🔹🔹🔹🔹 Do you have any POC characters? . • ° #avatarthelastairbender #fantasywipnovember

32 minutes ago

#discovermmromance Day 20: Upcoming MM Release - NOBLE HOPS, Book 3 of the #TroubleBrewing series, the conclusion to Nic and Cam’s story, arrives in e-book and audio on Feb 11, 2019, and in print on Feb 26, 2019 ☘️🍻 *** Everything Dominic Price has worked hard to uphold is about to come crashing down on everything he holds dear. So much for the quiet life. Just as assistant US attorney and brewery owner Dominic Price is settling into a comfy new chapter with his partner, FBI agent Cameron Byrne, the sudden death of Nic’s father puts their happily-ever-after in jeopardy. Nic immediately suspects foul play, his prime suspect a notorious gangster his father was indebted to—only now the loan shark is out for blood. Cam has been longing for Nic to finally let him in on this very personal case. But when Nic’s belief that he’s the sole Price heir is upended, the line between personal and professional starts to blur, leaving Cam unsure of where he stands. Nic is depending on Cam’s kidnap and rescue expertise to save his recently discovered family member before it’s too late. But with a dangerous threat closing in, the ghosts from Nic’s past cast long shadows. Any relationship could crack under the pressure, but for Nic, finding his family might mean losing the love of his life. #amwriting #mmromance #romanticsuspense #writersofinstagram

33 minutes ago

I’m glad I decided to participate in this year’s challenge. I needed a break from what I had been working on and it feels good to finally start on something else that I’ve held in my mind for the last five years. But, I actually look forward to getting back to my baby which is a modern science fiction fantasy revolving around the history of the living weapon pictured above. There’s magic, a different kind of “hero”, and my take on an alien invasion involving a race of beings who are trying to do what’s right for the universe...taking this world which we call home and erasing us from it. I’m enjoying my time in Osiria City. But I’m looking forward to returning to the small town of Clarity. #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #writing #writer #writerscommunity #amwriting #novel #writersofinstagram #sciencefiction #fantasy #goals #futurefantasy #modernfantasy

33 minutes ago

Why does Quirrell ask Hagrid about Fluffy during a card game? Quantum Harry, the Podcast Episode 11: Wargames, streaming on Castbox & YouTube. . Follow the link in my bio to the landing page, select computer or mobile version, & click on the button for Castbox, the YouTube channel, or the Episode Guide. . #quantumharry #qhtp #harrypotter #podcasting #amwriting #kidlit #jkrowling #harrypottermeta #podcast #amreading #reading #archetypes #games #toys #sweets #candy #fairytales #myths #mythology #hogwarts #magic #wizards #follow #quidditch

34 minutes ago

Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon. Release Date 12.10.18. #prayerpause

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#NaNoWriMo2018 Day 20:⁣ ⁣ #NovLitWrit ➡️ NaNo update: ⁣ ⁣ I'm at 22,008 words, I need 2,545 per day to finish by the 30th 😅 ⁣ #NaNothatWriMo ➡️ Book that made you want to write:⁣ ⁣ As a teen, I was drawn heavily into the One Last Wish series Lurlene McDaniel. Something about human relationships & conditions really speaks to me.⁣ ⁣ #Wrimohero ➡️ Ordeal - Experiences that impact your writing:⁣ ⁣ I am a first generation immigrant & have a rare personality type. An estimated 2% of the population are INFP's. ⁣ ⁣ #IGWritersNaNo & #IGWritersNov ➡️ #teasertuesday ⁣ ⁣ Aimi's (my female protagonist's) five-year-old son will tell her something that will irrevocably change her views & impact her next decisions.⁣ ⁣ ❔ How are you handling the Tuesday hustle? 😀⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ccsbeautyroom #psychedelicrobot series photo 29 of 30 #Dallas #immersiveart #multimediaart #popart #psychedelicart ⁣ ⁣ #IGWriter contests with:⁣ @pagewitch @bookishlybelle @mood.child.ellazara @writerdaniellemichael @blogherosix @tyffany.h @becky_moynihan @the_slp_reads @quillmistress ⁣ ⁣ @novelplottingandpeonies @lauralarockwrites ⁣ ⁣ @emi1y_morgan @theopenbookshelf @beardbetweeenthelines ⁣ ⁣ @normalchey ⁣ ⁣ #NaNoWriMo #instawrimo w/ @nanowrimo #ipreview

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20 hours ago

Q: What is the one thing you can't have enough of? . . Throwback to when I fell in love with this illustration by @tano.motisi

4 days ago

A while ago I had stopped loving colors, my mind kept persuading me to turn everything black, white or grey. All the other shades seemed to be made for everyone but me. That's when I understood the importance of self love. You need it, more than anything else for your own sanity, safety and survival. When you stop seeing reasons to love yourself, you start doubting other people's reasons to love you too. Thus I took a step back, picked out all the negativity from inside me and threw it out only to find slow bursts of numerous hues coming back to life and turning me into a piece of art, maybe not tasteful enough for others but definitely colorful enough to make me happy. ©A.D

1 week ago

What's the closest you've gotten to walking in someone else's shoes?

1 week ago

یہ پیاس کیسی کہ پانیوں کو قریب سے بس میں بہتے دیکھوں، اور اپنے خوابوں کے سنگ سچ کو بڑے سکون سے میں رہتے دیکھوں. . . . I think we love to mock reality, to lighten the weight by being sarcastic about inevitable destruction that awaits us just around the corner. Because we are hardcore? Because we think we can tackle the truth? Hell no! But because we are secretly hoping for a miracle. We try to evade the destruction by pretending its no big deal. Like it's something you and I can casually joke about, while inside of our mind we are scared to death of it all. We become so paranoid that it feels like even acknowledging these murky possibilities will intensify their impact on our lives. So we fool ourselves and we fool those around us and we secretly pray to Gods we don't agree with. ©A.D . . . . Do you think, not thinking of the doom will make it disappear for good?

1 week ago

If I lay here, If I just lay here, Would you lie with me and just forget the world... . Forget what we're told, Before we get too old, Show me a garden that's bursting into life... . . . . We tried the take photos with flowers in your hair thing. @ishrat5255

2 weeks ago

Time never feed faster. ©A.D . . . . Tag someone you can converse with all the time and never get tried.

2 weeks ago

5 THINGS I'VE LEARNED THE HARD WAY SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO 1)-It's okay to fall back in the place you thought you didn't belong to. 2)-When they say communication is the key, it means you have to communicate when your ego demands otherwise. 3)-Some day you will look back at the worst period of your life and realize, the real dilemma wasn't the worst time but  you letting whatever made it the worst time affect you more than the good things happening at the same time. 4)-Humans are perfectly capable of forgiving people who never even ask for it, because you can't let the shadow of someone become an obstacle to the wonderful view before you. 5)-More than half the things that made you cry will make you laugh one day. Tried and tested. . (Bonus Point) When you're old and decaying, unable to properly walk or talk, your mind won't wonder to the petty things that made you angry. Whenever let loose, it will wander off to corners that withhold the sweetest memories, the happiest moments, the heart wrenching goodbyes and adversity that granted you wisdom, the adventure that made you fearless. At that point sadness won't be the arrival of something bad, but the departure of something imperfect yet beautiful. ©A.D

2 weeks ago

"What is love?" Tipsy asked warily. "Well, to love is to care." Autumn replied. "We care for many but we don't love them all!" Tipsy pointed. "Yes, but the ones we love, we care for them without and beyond reason." Autumn explained. "That means to love is to erase the line separating reason from the unjustifiable." Tipsy exclaimed. "I haven't seen that line in ages." Autumn smiled. "Because it never existed for you!" Tipsy retorted. . . . Picture credits @ishrat5255 .©The Questions of Tipsy by A.D

2 weeks ago

Loving is a tough profession 🙏 How many times have you been in this position?

3 weeks ago

Endings are always a devastating experience, much more than beginnings. Imagine enduring the struggle of starting from scratch, building each moment with all your might and mind, growing emotionally attached to the entire messy process. Imagine giving all you have to one thing that your life suddenly depends on and then one day it has happened. The project is complete, the book is finished, the journey is over. Maybe you will bask in the glory of what you have achieved for a while...but what next? Uncertainty... Question marks... Unknown territory that needs to be lighted by the flames of a new passion. And we all do find these new passions for that is how life keeps humans busy until death decides to come for us. But the scariest part is the one between an old ending and a new beginning. You are hopeless, helpless and haunted by all kinds of ghosts that will try to keep you in their realm and if you don't escape it in due time, you will  be trapped forever with no way out. No one will hear you, no one will see you but some will only remember you like a ghost that you will have become by then. . ©A.D . . . . So we've actually reached the final chapter of 3rd year too. Now it's all hell fire until January. Thank you to those who made it so much better and every second worth savoring @ishrat5255 @mano_113 @khizran_naseer @xxms96 @ambreen.wjd @afreen_wajid @hanniyaasif