(If you have a book event with pictures, send them to me and I'll post them on Thursdays. April is reserved for A-Z Challenge.)
Don't miss the YA Booktour Nov. 12- Dec. 7 for Break From You, Rebecca Green Gasper and Outcast, Susan Oloier. Their books will be featured here on Nov. 29.
Just got a few more snapshots of that wild ride at Mysterious Galaxy with authors signing and talking about their stories in Two and Twenty Dark Tales. Can you stand a couple?
|Nancy Holder keeping me in stitches. She's a hoot!|
|I've lost my place. Suzanne Lazear & Nina Berry are being patient.|
(If you have a new book out send me a cover, a short 2-3 sentence blurb and your buy links. I'll post them on Thursdays. April is reserved for A-Z Challenge.)
|A.L. Jackson's Newest Book|
|New Adult Urban Fantasy with a Contemporary Sci-Fi Twist|
M. Pax The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear.
The first book in a new series. And it’s now out! The main character, Hetty, is a twenty-two-year-old, stumbling about in an effort to become a full-fledged adult. She struggles with self-esteem, weight, relationships, and making the transition between college and the real world.
|The Prescriptive Hat|
Here's a poem for language lovers by Arthur O'Shaughnessy
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams. . .
Yet we are the movers and shakers of the
world forever, it seems.
So if we're to move and shake this world, let's do it with beautiful language, shall we? Let's acknowledge the ever-changing conversational usage, but when we're writing narrative let's cling to standard written English. That doesn't mean overblown and pompous. It means clear.
Sit/set are two more verbs we confuse and again it's about what kind of verb each is as well as their distinct meanings.
Come in and sit [NO OBJECT]a while, so we can figure out where to set [OBJECT ALERT/to put or place something ]the time, an hour ahead or an hour behind.
Okay, I'm bored with transitive/intransitive. Next time I'm going full tilt into things that dangle.