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Fiona Donovan

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Grammar anomaly

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (61)
Another grammar anomaly seen and sent to me by a dear friend. The following appeared on a coffee mug; 

i before e
Except when your foreign neighbor Keith receives eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters. Weird.
Borrowed from WritingaboutWriting.com.

So I challenged myself to see how many random words I could come up with, using I before E, and use as many as I could in a sentence like the one above.

Upon review it is the belief of the Police Chief that a dark fierce fiend was what caused the courier to die, causing my friend to suffer much grief as she seeks some brief relief by viewing the field's sadly dried up crop yield she cried deeply.

I challenge you to do the same, but don't use google instead use a dictionary or thesaurus. I found 22 words and used 16.
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Won one more time

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (66)
For the 5th year in a row, I have won this award from my local town. It is a business award in recognition for the marketing I do as an Author promoting my books.
 
Work on novel #3 is still a work in progress. My aim is to be finished by year's end.
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Event

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM Comments comments (941)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 
September 17th  Saturday   10am - 2pm
 
FORT PAYNE BOOM DAYS
 
AUTHORS IN THE PARK
 
Come on by, come sit a while, come chat a while with some of our local talented authors.
 
Hope to see you there!
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It's been a while

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM Comments comments (2287)
It's been a while since I posted anything. I have actually begun writing the 3rd novel in the John O'Bryan series. As usual I'm taking my time as I don't want to give my fans a sub standard piece of work.
 
Found this litle grammer gem to help you remember all those confusing words that sound the same.
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Writing has begun

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (97)
Alrighty then. I know that it's been a while since I posted on here, but I've been busy doing interviews with John, taking copious notes and also checking stuff out on the web. Doing research too to make sure my facts are correct. I have now started the writing process of John O'Bryan novel #3. To date I have tip-tapped out about 6,000 words and am on a good run. Won't reveal any details, but it's gonna be good. I don't know how long it will take me this time, but I'm not rushing.
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Favorite Christmas Carol

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (44)
Happy New Year to you all! January is almost over. Recently we had a snow storm, which I love but is rare here in Alabama. It reminded me of an old favorite Christmas carol that I learned as a kid. It was based on a poem by an English poet, Christina Rossetti back in 1872. It was later set to music by the composer Gustav Holst. To me , it really describes the essence of winter.
 
 
In the deep mid-winter,
Frosty wind made moan.
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow.
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.
 
 
This is just the first of 5 verses that tell the story of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
 
 
 
Source from Wikipedia.
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A comma is a comma.

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (42)
Thought that this was kinda cute and thought that I'd share it with you.
 
Not much news to report on the new book I'm afraid, it's slow right now. My health tends to get in the way which doesn't help matters. I really need to get with John and do some in depth talking with him so that I can get going on writing again.
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anniversary

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (53)
Hi folks, Wanted to share with you that today marks the !st anniversary of The Beginning being released. Hard to belive that it's been a year already!. Things are slow on my next book, I'm hoping to get moving on it soon.
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Boom Days

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (60)
Hi Folks, just a note to let you all know how much fun I had yesterday at Boom Days, Fort Payne,AL. The Author's corner was well received and I got an opportunity to meet some very talented fellow authors! Yes! I actually dragged myself away from the woods, washed and brushed myself up and got out in the big wide world of events! I was drained by days end, but it had been well worth it! Of course, the dinosaur that I am, there are no photos. Sorry! I don't like cell phones so don't carry one. I'll try to scrounge up a photo.
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Boom Days

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:28 PM Comments comments (38)
Mark your calendars!
 
I will be in attendance at the annual BOOM DAYS CELEBRATION.
 
Where:  Downtown Fort Payne, AL.
 
When:    Saturday  September 19th
 
Time:      10am  onwards
 
Catch me at the AUTHOR'S CORNER
                Held in the Coal & Iron building.
 
Come say Hi not only to myself, but to other local authors. Show your support for our local talent.
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