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Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a humorous “zero tolerance guide” to punctuation, and every writer (or blogger) should have a copy. In fact I’m not sure how I survived for so long without it. 256 more words


Semi-Understood: Some Explanations of the Semi-Colon Reviewed (Part 2 of 3 blogs on the semi-colon)

In my previous blog, I pointed out that the semi-colon is a victim of much derision. I argued that this was partly because it is so misunderstood. 2,742 more words

Grammar Explorations

It's whine/wine and milo night

(Truss, L, 2003, Eats Shoots and leaves,Profile Books, UK)

Dear club members – I am still on the waiting list!

I thought, surely, by now I would’ve gotten an email from the library.   413 more words


Happy Little Keys.

There are many ways to paint a picture. Georges Seurat (1859-1891) often used brush strokes in a technique called pointillism.

The modernist painting (below) by Tom Sulcer, using a technique similar to that of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), employs the same colors that Seurat used, but the message it communicates is entirely different. 455 more words

Craft Books And Why We Need Them

Hello, hello!  A few days ago, I was bored and skimming through Facebook when I came across a friend’s post about how she had finally gotten back to writing after a pretty long break.  670 more words


Quote of the day

Oh, the illusion of choice in the modern world – don’t get me started. But don’t you agree that the Internet has softened our brains and made us forget that ‘choice’ used to mean something different from selecting options from menus? 8 more words


May 31 in history

1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

526  A an earthquake in Antioch, Turkey, killed 250,000.

1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: … 818 more words