Category Archives: Language / Grammar / Writing

No time period excuses any behaviour.

Just as I am in awe of Chuck Berry, as the pioneer of rock and pop music I have loved, I sample mystery classics.  If not for demanding its own writing criteria, like ensuring scenes apply to the plot and … Continue reading

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Definition Of The Broad “Cozy Genre”.

My blog celebrates its fifth anniversary!  Please enjoy the kitty photographs I share relating to the formation of RIEDEL Fascination.  My blog’s foremost purpose is to furnish a writer with a public place to write and invite conversations.  One of my … Continue reading

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Non Fiction And Translation

I need to refresh my skills but one thin blogosphere friends might not know about me, is that I am an accomplished linguist.  I don’t merely mean with animals.  :)  Languages are something I have always taken to with ease. … Continue reading

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Open to everyone, always.

Happy summer to everyone reading my blog and my challengers!  I’d love for all of you to update me about yourselves, or introduce yourselves if you haven’t before.  I recently issued a prayer for Saskatchewan and other provinces enduring forest … Continue reading

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What a book IS, versus how it GOES.

Feedback from fans carries weight.  The flipside is I’m uncomfortable with how the majority of reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, etc are handled.  I avoid them as a result, unless I have read the book!  This isn’t what reviewers or authors want but this … Continue reading

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My Grandma & I Have A Story.

Postcards, mail…  I hear excuses against this beautiful mode of communication, more than about folks participating.  “Stamps cost too much”.  “We’ll be home by the time it arrives”, is the attitude on vacation.  When I was young, I got it:  the power … Continue reading

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Mystery & Suspense Circle.

There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012   In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in.  I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading

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Using the apostrophe.

I’ve been on-line a long time:  IRC, ICQ, MSN, LiveVideo, Myspace, Nexopia, fan sites, bulletin boards.  A universal issue:  apostrophe misuse!  Comprehension is troubled enough to offer to help.  English’s worst problem is almost NOBODY correctly employs the word “there’s“!  Conjugation of this abbreviation is so … Continue reading

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