Thank you to Julie Blake for the idea for this blog with her comment on Facebook where it was suggested her books in American English, grammar etc. English and Grammar can be a nightmare for many authors today, especially in the Independent Author world. Even the words in the above image can be added to:- … Continue reading World Editors…The English Language and Grammar of the World Today!
The Journey of your Muse Interfering buggers, they are at times. I have mine stepping into each other’s stories, trying to take control turning a book from a romance into a mystery romance. They really don't play ball most of the time. If this isn't enough the characters come crowding into my office and attack … Continue reading The Journey of your Muse
Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers Share189 Tweet +1 Pin4 Share17 Stumble SHARES210 A creative writing teacher has to deal with a lot. By Melodie Campbell It all started in 1992. I’d won a couple of crime fiction awards, and the local college came calling. Did I want to come on faculty and teach … Continue reading Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan
Yes it happened. No real fault of my own. I like to help. I don't like been taken advantage of, I don't like been bullied by overly arrogant people. However we meet them as we go through our lives. On a personal level I've tried to be proactive and positive. Of course, there is nearly … Continue reading Authors who Bully…Breaking your Trust
Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone? I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more. Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech. You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.
The Plaisted surname has an exceptionally interesting history. It isn't a made up name. It certainly doesn't mean playground or arena like many websites suggest. Plaisted was originally Du Plessis - which is a name still used today. There are now over 25 spelling variations of this surname. My husbands branch went to England from … Continue reading Business History – Plaisted Publishing House Logo
WRITING - Yep I do this sometimes. Mainly when I am bored to tears or my fingers just take off and flow over the keyboard. Why write? Well there are several reasons. Here are mine: To teach someone about something they have little knowledge about, if I know more about the subject To research for … Continue reading The Need to Write