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Punctuation Cookies For National Punctuation Day (Photo credit: DavidErickson) In Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves, she has a particular problem with emoticons – you know, the colons and parentheses that make sideways smileys, as she calls them. I admit that I use them, but only for fun...
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Comma (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I know I've been harping on about grammar and punctuation a lot lately, but I am of the school of thought that if you are from an English-speaking country, you should have a firm grasp of the English language and usage. It is a sad commentary on society that many...
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I love it when I find a writer who cares just as much about English usage and craft as I do. I found my self-proclaimed stickler sister in Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. She had me from page one:  A printed banner has...
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When I read fiction, I’m seeking experience apart from mine; an island, a ship, afloat from everyday life (wondrous as the everyday can be in its own terms.) I want a trip to the other side of what I know. I’m on a quest for adventures that I wouldn’t otherwise have (or even want to have)....
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Scrabble (International, Mattel, Inc.,photo credit: Wikipedia) Recently, someone asked my father for a favor. Daddy, being the dependable guy he is, immediately complied. He then sent a rather long follow-up e-mail to the person in question, detailing what he did and what needed to happen next. But...
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From the book:  "You are the one that needs to live with your work." This week I'm working on my package:  one page synopsis (revising), extended synopsis (writing), chapter outlines (no chapters, only parts one and two, so I may need to address this, not certain yet), and the final query...