Monthly Archives: January 2016

If it walks like a duck

At the recent annual convention of all my blog followers, I was besieged by requests to add another posting about the origins of words and sayings.                 I got this one from a recent … Continue reading

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Just Because I’m Paranoid…

…it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me, as the saying goes. And one of my gripes about the publishing business was underlined by something I came across yesterday. When I had my first books published one of the … Continue reading

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Why, Thank You

This new year of 2016 marks the inauguration of an exhilarating new series: Most Helpful Reviews on Amazon. To kick us off, here’s one I came across when considering whether to buy a book about the old West in America: … Continue reading

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January 1st 2016

A Happy New Year to both of my followers! To maintain the momentum generated by my thrilling series last year on the Anglo-Saxon months, I have decided to start a new one featuring writing-related words of wisdom from my favourite … Continue reading

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