Numbers: All numbers between 21 and 99 (except 30, 40, 50, etc) should be hyphenated. Examples: Twenty-three and two hundred and eighty-nine. Numbers should be written in full at the start of a sentence. One or Two Words: anyone = any personHint: Try replacing the word anyone with any person. If it sounds right, it’s … Read moreGrammar: Things to Remember
If we examine the words in any sentence, we observe that they have different tasks or duties to perform in the expression of thought. Savage beasts roamed through the forest. In this sentence, beasts and forest are the names of objects; roamed asserts action, telling us what the beasts did; savage describes the beasts; through … Read moreGrammar: The Parts of Speech
Recently, I came across some old critiques other people had written about my work. It was much like walking down memory lane, but for one thing… I noticed a trend that I don’t think I picked up on at the time. Now, I am worried that I still don’t “get it”. What trend? Well, what … Read moreDifference between “passed” and “past”
This is a question most indie authors would ask themselves at some stage. From the research I’ve done, pre-selling your book before it is released can give you the opportunity to begin building buzz and anticipation. You could get a jump start in sales and start building a fan base. In theory, by the time … Read moreIs it worth trying to pre-sell a book?
I work in Wollongong and walk passed Wollongong Town Hall every day. They have some great events advertised and sometimes I feel like going along to a classical music afternoon, or a nostalgic step down memory lane, but I usually can’t because these events take place while I’m at work. However, yesterday I noticed a … Read moreThe Sydney Writers Festival – Live and Local
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In my last post I reported that I have finally finished writing The Lion Gods. That was on 13 February and I have put it aside for two weeks before I start the editing phase. But what have I been doing in the meantime? Well, some years ago a friend showed me how to use … Read moreWriting Notebook or Virtual Notebook
Today’s writing prompt for those who need help. Feel free to share the result in the comments, if you want. Write a story about a mischievous bandit who is hiding behind an invisible door.