Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Flu

I had a little bird, And it’s name was Enza. I opened the window And in-flew-Enza. I never get the flu vaccine. Not that I have a problem against vaccines on either religious or scientific grounds. I get my tetnanus … Continue reading

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Commas Part I

To me commas are magic grammar glitter. The editor throws them at the page, and ‘poof’ they fall into place. Having done a bit of research on them and their various rules, I decided to break it into many parts. … Continue reading

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Kitchen sink omitted

I’ve been surprised by the number of novels I’ve read lately that have been the kitchen sink omitted variety. You know the ones–mysterious things pop up in the middle of the book, usually of a paranormal nature. It isn’t that … Continue reading

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Curse of the Vampire

I admit that when vampires first started being written in the early 1990’s, I enjoyed them very much. I even had a vampire in my Halloween story, Some Enchanted Autumn. And even now, I do occasionally find one that I enjoy but … Continue reading

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Ellipses

Ellipses are probably among the top ten most common punctuation marks used in genre fiction. In many of the books that I’ve seen they indicate a trailing off, pause or falter in the character’s train of through or dialogue. Example: … Continue reading

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Doubt is a Four Letter Word

I don’t know anyone who’s been writing who hasn’t had their moments of doubt. In my span of fourteen years , some writers have been so overwhelmed by doubts that they’ve stopped writing. While other writers have been newbies, a … Continue reading

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Book Signing

I am proud to be an ebook author. I like ebooks—they’re easy to store, move and read on my pda. That said I also like paper books—the feel and scent of paper in my hands. Having both options available is … Continue reading

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