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To Hell With It All but only if…Colum MCann QUOTES FOR WRITERS

To hell with grammar, but only if you know the grammar first. To hell with formality, but only if you have learned what it means to be formal. To hell … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Anthony Burgess on the bare bones of language QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth. Anthony Burgess Image Credit: OpenClipart-Vectors from … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

How to write sound – putting an accent on the page

The way we use language differs depending on whether we are speaking it or writing it and that difference has to come across on the page. But what about how … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

8 Tips for Editing a Manuscript

Originally posted on Black Lilac Kitty Book Reviews:
A writer/author should make the manuscript the best it can be before sending it to the publisher.  This goes for both traditional…

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Test your knowledge of English…and weep

Which of the following is the “correct” plural of octopus?  Which are acceptable variants?  Which are “wrong”? octopuses octopi octopodes This old blog (the original post was written five years … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

News about writerly things delivered to your inbox every day – Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

GALLEYCAT covers everything a writer or a reader might be remotely interested in: there’s publishing news with an American slant but with a decent international perspective, writers resources which at … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment