Life has been full of surprises for Lisa Binion. After a near-fatal car wreck, she was supposed to be paralyzed for the rest of her life. The nurses were shocked when she unexpectedly walked out of her room one day. Once a spider liked her so much that it tried to make its home in her ear. The memories of the day this spider lived in her ear still make her shudder. Then there was the morning she walked into her kitchen to find a baby bird perched on the Cream of Wheat tin on the back of her stove. How this bird made it past her eight cats without being eaten is still a mystery. She is excited to see what surprises life brings her way next, but she really hopes that it isn't another ear-loving spider. Lisa has been fiction writing editor for websites such as BellaOnline and The News in Books. As her popularity continued to grow, she decided it was time to start her own website, Lisa's Writopia. You can keep up with Lisa on her pages on Facebook, the Kentuckiana Authors page on Facebook, and on her website. My first book, Softly and Tenderly, was published on January 16, 2016. It is available on Smashwords. To keep up with the articles and books that I write, follow my Fiction Writing page on Facebook @ You can also friend me -

Redundant Expressions from Absolutely Certain to Advance Warning

A redundant expression is an expression where each word in the expression means basically the same thing. For example: If you attend the opening, you will receive a free gift. Free gift is a redundant expression. Think about that for a moment.  A gift is something that is given to you at no charge. When something is free,…