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What’s in a Preposition?

I was born in Scotland and received my grammar and composition grounding in primary school (grades 1-7) in the 1950s.  We were grilled and drilled in the way our language went together and were taught “right and wrong” ways of … Continue reading

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Writing and the “T” word

No, not T—-, but Time.  Periodically, I go back to something I heard from Elmore Leonard at a conference, namely, “You either want to write or you don’t.”  Leonard was somewhat irascible at times, but, in my experience, he hit … Continue reading

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Writing En Masse

Talk about writing alone in a group—that’s NaNoWriMo.  We’re 9 days into the process and people’s fingers are flying.  For fun, I signed up both in my current geographic region and in the region where I was born.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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