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|Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:19 PM||comments (229)|
I wanted to return to The English language again. I want to talk about Contractions. No, not the type that woman have during labor!
Contractions, along with an Apostrophe are used to shorten words.
In a world where everything seems to be abbreviated for our convenience to save time, unfortunately, even our language has fallen victim. Myself, I just feel that it is due to laziness, we cannot be bothered to write out the entire word.
Here are some examples:
it's it is
isn't is not
don't do not
haven't have not
you're you are
There are many many more that I could give. I just wanted to give you an idea.
|Posted on July 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM||comments (38)|
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|Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:57 AM||comments (41)|
GREAT NEWS! I am a featured author in this week's edition of Bookworks. The online magazine that helps all of us Indie authors get recognized, promote our books and generally pat us on the back. It is also a sister company within Publishers Weekly - THE book review magazine. I have been selected out of thousands of fellow authors. I feel very honored and...........EXCITED!!!! Check it out at bookworks.com.
|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM||comments (34)|
HAPPY NEW YEAR to my fellow book worms! You know how I enjoy the English Language, well I found a figure of speech that I had not heard of; HOMONYMN- what is it?
A Homonymn is a word that has two completely different meanings. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:
Tire: a rubber wheel to become exhausted
Fire: smoke and flames to lose one's job
Lead: to show the way a heavy metal
Bear: an animal to carry a burden
Tear: eye fluid to rip apart
Fine: not coarse a monetary penalty
File : to arrange alphabetically a tool to smoothen a surface
I often sit reading through my Thesaurus. What a wonderful tool, there is so much information in there, not only can you expand your vocabulary, learn the meaning of words, find alternate words for a particular word, you can also learn about figures of speech. The Engish language is complex! A dictionary doesn't always give you the information that you need.
Thesaurus is latin for "treasure house".
|Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM||comments (157)|
Hello fellow bookworms. Just wanted to let you know that I had a successful book signing at The Bookshelf etc., my local book store this past saturday. Saw some repeat fans, sold a few books and generally had a good time despite the damn rain!
|Posted on November 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM||comments (33)|
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Saturday December 6th, 2014.
The Book Shelf Etc.
Fort Payne, AL.
10.30 am to 12 noon.
SEE YOU THERE!!!
|Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM||comments (28)|
|Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM||comments (59)|
Okay folks, the manuscript for THE BEGINNING has finished the copyediting process. Now onto the inside layout and cover design. Will kep you posted on the progress.