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Should Writers Make These Distinctions?

There are many words in the English language which are routinely interchanged. Whether one accepts these “switches” depends upon whether the person is a semanticist or a grammarian. Semanticists normally are concerned with the word’s meaning, while the grammarian deals … Continue reading

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I Hate the Word “Said”!!!!

When I write, I spend countless hours coming up with other words to use in the dialogue besides the word “said.” Then by the miracle of book editing, those efforts become lost in translation. These are words I prefer to … Continue reading

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I had two “unusual” conversations today. In the first one, a former student came to my scheduled book signing to tell me that I made a difference in her life…that I made her want to succeed because I believed in … Continue reading

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