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“Dormice” and the cats who will play with them.

Disclaimer: They’re not dormice; they’re not any kind of real mice. The reason for referring to them as dormice comes from an old bit of backstory for one of the secondary characters in my twin’s novels… Honeyed dormice, specifically, that … Continue reading

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Yes, it had to be cats.

I do have a “Writing Glitch”-type post for you today, but first, I’m sure you all want to know how the new housecats Smudge and Logan are doing, so… The “thistle cats” are doing quite well. Logan has decided he … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he uses Venn diagrams to explain comma usage.

Do commas really matter all that much? you may wonder. Of course they do! (The previous sentence would have a different meaning if I’d written it as Of course, they do!) You’ve probably seen at least one of the many … Continue reading

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“Thistle Cats”

We (along with a sizeable percentage of the state) were without internet access all weekend and just got it back around four o’clock on Monday afternoon, so I’m still getting caught up and don’t have any bloggish rants about grammar … Continue reading

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Updates: June 1, 2019

I had the perfect quote for the day — relevant if taken entirely out of context — and then, as sometimes happens, I found out I’d been misremembering it. *sigh* I thought the quote was, “Forty-seven! How’d you manage?” As it … Continue reading

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…and then the source of “glitches” dried up.

I’ve mentioned that I like to use Pinterest to find examples for my “Writing Glitch” posts, right? Well, that source is no longer an option: I don’t know why, but Pinterest has been, for the last few months, throwing a … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1091

Today’s second glitch: Proper names of major historic events should be capitalized. The spirit of a World War Two nurse who appears after incidents to collect the souls of the deceased. (Incidents doesn’t quite work here, but at least it … Continue reading

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