There are so many books I want to read over break, but I must pick and choose. As you have seen, I have finished two books (one of which was not on my TBR list). Both books were really good and I really enjoyed them. I am still reading Celebration of Discipline and Water for Elephants. Actually, I… Continue reading Current Reads
Pat me on the back! I finally finished The Whispers of the Fallen by J. D. Netto. Okay, I'll be honest, I finished it over Thanksgiving break. What can I say? I was busy and honestly just ignored the blog for a while to focus on myself. But I'm back, and I'm back with a book review!… Continue reading Whispers of the Fallen by J. D. Netto – Book Review
Cliché is a noun. Clichéd is an adjective.
There was the sun, and stretched out before it was a sea of fire. Taan and Yulius sat on the edge of an island drifting through the sky. It was one cloud, constantly shifting and drifting from one point in the universe to another. They watched the sun slip around to the other side of… Continue reading The World Above.
Okay not "Ok."
1. "It was a time where when people talked about one another." 'Time' is not a place. It cannot be a 'where' it must be a 'when.' 2. "It's a situation where in which no solution seems possible." For this second example, 'where' is a little more acceptable, but for it to be absolutely correct 'in which' is… Continue reading Quick Tip 8
"Piece of dialogue." He said. ** Okay, honestly, if you do this in your writing, don't. Just stop. For your sake as a writer and for all of your readers, avoid it. The correct way to write that sentence is: "Piece of dialogue," he said. Replace your period inside the quotations with a comma and… Continue reading Quick Tip 7
Use "who" not "that" when referring to people. Ex: He's the type of student who studies even when he's in the shower.
Get to know the dash. Distinguish between the hyphen - and the dash ----. Uses: Dramatic pause or emphatic pause in a sentence. Examples: It was no wonder he didn't the phone -- he was dead. The Grand Canyon -- only two miles across -- requires a 230 mile drive to link its rims.
The word "unique" cannot be qualified. As in, do not write "absolutely unique" or "most unique." If it is unique, it is unique. The same applies to "perfect."