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Background, Check!

Go! Go! Go! – Yukinko Akiro?

Or so I’ve guessed from his poor penmanship, cool dude either way.

Should be prepping for a Skype interview, feeling lucky to have made it this far.

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Teaching ESL

Lynne Truss’ Eats, Shoots & Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Guide to Punctuation

This is an interesting read. Ms. Truss claims the book is for the sticklers; however, I must disagree. She takes us through the rules, both of basic usage and style specific (the Oxford comma), for each form of punctuation. 85 more words

Book Apprasials

The redhead's red pen: It's back-to-school time

Have you started seeing signs of the season? It’s definitely nearing the start of a new school year. Mall store fronts are swapping out summer neons for autumn’s more subdued colors. 970 more words


Punctuation and Grammar

Now that I write for a living, I am increasingly aware of the importance of not making too many mistakes with punctuation and grammar. If you spend months or even years crafting your novel, it would be awful if your prose are let down by clumsy punctuation and poor grammar. 219 more words

Rants And Ramblings

Editing Organisations

As I’m a writer living in Victoria and occasionally receive editing opportunities, I figured I’d post up some links to a few editing associations:

The Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd) … 104 more words



“This is all very well, Richardson, and it might do for Chekhov, but it doesn’t do for me. Your gasps are upsetting my stops and semicolons, and you’ve got to stick to them.” 70 more words


Better Read than Dead


This is about books. Not literature. I have no pretensions in that direction. I have been to Hay on Wye but not for the book festival. 1,495 more words