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Grammar Advice

Grammar advice for the day: Renown is not a verb. Once is a typo; three or more is someone — author or copyeditor, although it matters not to the reader who made the mistake — not knowing the [expletive deleted] … Continue reading

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Writing Prequels Is HARD!

I have some good news and some bad news… The good news is that my clone-sibling is writing a prequel to The Awakening (and other stories). The bad news is that my clone-sibling is writing a prequel to The Awakening … Continue reading

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‘Only humans are people’ and other BS

[typed 9:30-ish in morning of Dec. 13, 2021] The topics WordPress thought I would be interested in today: inspiration, dogs, Red Sox. *shakes head* It would be just one more small collection of nonsense, such as when WordPress thinks I … Continue reading

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An observation…

Have you noticed that many online “writing experts” who don’t use correct/standard grammar and punctuation in their own articles/blog posts/”advice to writers that want to write good” also insist that real people don’t use correct/standard grammar in speech? That’s why, … Continue reading

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Writing/Editing Advice for the Day

Don’t consult an editor who uses the word literally to mean not literally. I just read a blog post in which the blogger, someone who feels he has ‘found his niche’ as a giver of ‘expert’ advice on writing/publishing, tells … Continue reading

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Copyright “Trivia” and Stupid People

Apparently it’s a little-known fact that no one does or can own commonplace words that have been in common use for centuries… My sister-in-law has been doing artistic stuff with branch heraldry for the Society for Creative Anachronism, and then … Continue reading

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Editing status: boss fight

I’m about two-thirds of the way through the manuscript, at least. I would have had this one done months ago, but various real-life circumstances (mostly health problems) got in the way of me even working on it. (You know me: … Continue reading

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First day of December…

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Sometimes, real life sucks because of COVID deniers.

Follow-up to what I blogged about on the 6th about my twin being told not to tell anyone where he works that he had — past tense, had it but now doesn’t — COVID-19: He got his yearly job performance … Continue reading

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Another well-reasoned tirade AGAINST ‘Thou Shalt Not Use Adverbs!’

This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so…  The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading

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