Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spot the Deliberate Mistake

It’s quiz time boys and girls! I came across the setence below in a football magazine – what’s wrong with it? Turn your computer screen upside down to read the answer at the bottom. Thinking about it, that might cause … Continue reading

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If At First…

Yesterday I got an agent’s standard rejection email to a submission I sent in June, and as I was electronically filing it away I was struck by how many submissions were in the separate correspondence folder I always create for … Continue reading

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The Tension Mounts

I read today that Dell will soon be selling the world’s smallest 15 inch laptop. I can’t wait to see what size it will be!  

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Dorothy L Sayers

After writing about Dorothy L  Sayers’ uncompromising stance on having her radio scripts messed about with, it got me thinking about the general subject of how accommodating an author should be to the suggestions of ‘outsiders’. I once read that … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Calendar

We’ve been having some lovely weather where I live, but the mornings are noticeably chillier and some of the leaves are starting to turn. The Venerable Bede, who wrote a history of the English and from whom we get a … Continue reading

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To boldly go…

I’ve always used that phrase from Star Trek as a sort of ‘split infinitive’ reminder. But I’m not sure why because I quickly learned that there is actually very little basis for the ‘ban’ on split infinitives. I often refer … Continue reading

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