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Words--Their Weft & Warp 34

Words. Unusual words. Forgotten words. Foreign words. And some whose authenticity one may question, but are fun anyway. In other words, not your average grade 4 spelling list. 15 more words

Christina M Janz

Writing for Children and Teenagers (Revised Edition) by Lee Wyndham (Part 2)

A book is a recipe and has many components- essentials and condiments that make it yum. I won’t delve into all the essentials I found in this book but only the ideas that stand out for me and could help you. 588 more words



First of all, I must apologise for the break I took in writing this blog. I have finally moved back to London and everything has been a little haywire over the previous months in getting here. 618 more words


Pushing past the crappy writing

This morning I pushed myself to write. It’s been a few days since I have sat down to write something solid, but this morning I found myself with a few minutes of quiet time-perfect. 133 more words


Interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex

On 17h October the day after my book launch I had an interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex/Surrey Drivetime about my novel ‘Just Two Weeks’. 43 more words

Page Turner

In Defence of Adverbs

Horror writer Stephen King would have us get rid of adverbs. He hates them. He considers them timid writing. And to some extent, he’s right. 797 more words

Readability tests

I once had a colleague/SME asking me if I used readability tests for checking the technical documentation. “Something like Flesch-Kincaid” he said. I had no idea what he was talking about. 181 more words

Technical Writing