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Resources for Writers

Ruth Anne Garcia

In the last few years, I’ve researched many sites and resources that have helped me in my writing. I thought it would be fun to share with them with you.

Beta/Critique Partner Sites

Scribophile

https://www.scribophile.com/

Inkitt

https://www.inkitt.com/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingaboutnovels/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/88854-the-circle-for-readers-beta-readers-critiques-reviews-free-reads

Writing software/web assistance

Dabble

https://www.dabblewriter.com/

Scrivener

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

Grammarly

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/verb-tenses/

PerfectIt

https://intelligentediting.com/

Writing Platforms

Wattpad

https://www.wattpad.com/home

Swoonreads

https://www.swoonreads.com/

Critique Circle

https://www.critiquecircle.com/

Booksie

https://www.booksie.com/

Youtube Channels to Follow

Jenna Moreci

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_fcv9kBpDN4WWrfcbCrgw

Alexa Donne

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwTRhTSM2NyJImC8HeUd1Q

Joanna Penn

https://www.youtube.com/user/thecreativepenn

Mark Dawson

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Qu8GvA0lUm3GmzBqmmfeg

Vivien Reis

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBw2VslVxiCHZHMCKWSJpQ

Gabe Bookishpixie

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEzkc9WE7mHodfO2L90Q28w

World Building

https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/the-ultimate-guide-to-world-building-how-to-write-fantasy-sci-fi-and-real-life-worlds/

These sites and resources have helped me a ton as a writer. I hope this will help you. If you have others you’d like to add, please comment below.

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Author Interview with Andy Weir

Ruth Anne Garcia

Bio

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

Social Media Links

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AndyWeirAuthor/

Twitter https://twitter.com/andyweirauthor

Artemis

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.

Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.

So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz…

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The History of Presidents Day

Ruth Anne Garcia

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President Rutherford B. Hayes created the holiday in 1879 to remember our first president George Washington’s birthday. The holiday was on February 22nd. The holiday was originally called Washington’s Birthday.

Los Angeles streetcar decorated for Washington’s Birthday, c. 1892

In doing my research, there were many weird things about this holiday. For instance, the name in certain states, and the dates that changed later.

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In 1968, there was a proposed change of Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February. It was rejected at the time because they wanted to keep the day surrounded on Washington’s birthday. However, three years later it was changed to the 3rd Monday in February. It was passed to create a three-day weekend for the nation’s workers.

Because the holiday was no longer on Washington’s birthday, others believed that we should honor Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays because they were both close to the date of the holiday…

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Pretty Garnishes

Ruth Anne Garcia

Cucumber Pinwheel Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 medium cucumber, unpeeled

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled

1 tablespoon milk

1/4 teaspoon dried whole dillweed

1 (1-pound) loaf unsliced sandwich bread

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1 small cucumber

Directions

Shred cucumber; pat shredded cucumber between absorbent paper towels to remove excess moisture. Combine cucumber, cream cheese, blue cheese, milk, and dillweed, mixing well.

Trim crust from loaf of bread, making an even rectangle. Slice bread horizontally into 6 even slices. Roll each slice with a rolling pin to flatten. Spread one side of each slice with 1 teaspoon butter, and spread cucumber filling evenly over butter. Roll up tightly, jellyroll fashion, beginning at short end.

Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least 8 hours. When ready to serve, cut chilled rolls into 1/2-inch slices.

Score small cucumber with the tines of a fork. Cut 9…

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