ROSA Spotlight: Romy Sommer

In an effort to really get to know each other, we thought it would be a good idea to publish a series of interviews with fellow ROSA memb...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What are you really saying?

Check out the new On Writing article by Judy Croome on our web site, where she shows us how our choice of words affect the reader experience. You'll notice the article doesn't have a purely romance angle so please feel free to tell your friends about it even if they're not romance junkies like us! Quick link to the article here.

Also, for other great writing tips you can check out Judy's own blog. This month her topic is conflict! Quick link to the article here.

I'm sure, like me, you'll find Judy's pieces insightful and will be happy to have them as a gentle reminder of what it is we need to pay attention to when we write.

Happy reading and don't forget to tell us if there are any topics you'd like us to cover for you!

4 comments:

  1. I'm definitely bookmarking Judy's blog post about conflict. She makes it all so clear. Thanks so much, Judes!

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  2. Thanks Romy! Thanks Mandy! Glad you find them useful!! If any readers have queries about the article they can feel free to contact me via my blog :):)

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  3. Great article, Judy, something to make us think when we're editing/polishing. The snake was an excellent example of how your meaning may be interpreted differently depending on the reader. I might use snake, for example, in some kind of metaphor to create an air of 'evil' whilst my reader's head might be somewhere else completely, LOL - never gave this much thought before.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the article Claire. Most Christian/Western readers would get your metaphor of snake as "evil", but the poor snake has been much maligned! In dream interpretation, for example, the snake = transformation (because it sheds its skin). The multiple symbolism of metaphors is just so fascinating!

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