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Grammar And Syntax And How To Learn The Difference – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: Understanding the difference between grammar and syntax can be a little confusing at first for new writers or students. But it’s easy once you understand how the two elements structure our language. Grammar is a set of rules governing word strings that are correct in a language or text. Syntax is the arrangement or order of words […]

Grammar And Syntax And How To Learn The Difference – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Improve Your Writing With These 10 Quick And Easy Tips – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: You never stop learning how to improve your writing. The art of writing is a craft, and the more you write, the better it gets each day. Every writer wants to learn more and hone their writing skills. But there are so many facets to creative writing that it can be […]

Improve Your Writing With These 10 Quick And Easy Tips – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Beheading the Rose – The Mystery of St Valentine — France & Vincent

In a plastic bucket beside the counter sat a dozen roses, each one individually wrapped, slightly faded, but with their heads held firmly erect in the stiff plastic. Each one would doubtless be bought and, given their garage location probably as an afterthought, along with the milk and petrol, and taken home to a loved […]

Beheading the Rose – The Mystery of St Valentine — France & Vincent

Free Things All Writers Need And Want To Write Better – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: If you don’t have money to burn, can you get by with free things all writers need to publish today? There are lots of premium tools available now for writers. But how much do you need to spend to write better? Writing and publishing take time and energy. Yet, it is […]

Free Things All Writers Need And Want To Write Better – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Charlene the Star

From Amazon:

Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine.  She may surprise you with her unusual talent.


Charlene the Star is second in the series of  Charlie Charlene the Star books.  It is related to Charlie the Horse because Charlie is Charlene’s big brother.This tale demonstrates that it’s okay to have different skills than your friends. Every child is unique and their skills should be applauded.

My Review:

What a lovely story, by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, teaching children that they first must try something before they will know if they like it and are good at it. The story encourages kids to try other things such as sports and to find out what they love to and that they can be the best at some of the time. Children are encouraged to remember what they learned with questions at the end followed by answers. Great way to get kids talking. Cute illustrations. Five stars.

This entry was posted on February 10, 2021. 2 Comments

Writing Tips: Write What You Know – by Melissa Donovan… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Writing Forward: A common piece of writing advice is write what you know. When I first heard this advice, I thought it was odd. I don’t remember where I first heard it, but I remember thinking that as far as writing tips went, it was absurd. What about writing from your imagination or your feelings? […]

Writing Tips: Write What You Know – by Melissa Donovan… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

The Comma Before And In A List Avoids Misunderstandings – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: Should you add a comma before and in a list of three or more items? Yes, because it eliminates confusion in a sentence. The comma before the word and in a list of three or more things is the Oxford comma. It’s also called the Serial comma. Writers use it to […]

The Comma Before And In A List Avoids Misunderstandings – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

7 Easy Tips to Craft the Perfect Story — Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Bella Williams. As an Assignment Expert, Bella delivers online sessions at Expert Assignment Help, helping students with writing essays and assignments. She is the co-founder and education consultant at Top My Grades. Beyond work, you can find her baking a fresh batch of cookies in her kitchen. 7 Easy […]

7 Easy Tips to Craft the Perfect Story — Nicholas C. Rossis
This entry was posted on February 5, 2021. 2 Comments

Babblin Brooks

From Amazon: Babblin Brooks is a story of a man who overcame several tough barriers in his personal and professional life to become successful. Despite making history and knocking down the Heavyweight boxing champ of the world, he got knocked down by life, but kept getting up. I hope you enjoy reading about the Rollercoaster life of former Television Newscaster Ron “Bab-blin” Brooks. He wound up being a Broadcaster, Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, and Preacher before retiring.

My Review: What a wonderful short story memoir with a complete Christian feel to it throughout. Amazing what life can throw at a person and how things can be overcome with work and faith. The people who come in and out of our lives enrich us in many ways, and I am impressed with Brooks’ challenge to men.