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Zen and Buckminster Fuller

One of the quotes I used for my signature file was

“I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the universe”  ~Buckminster Fuller…

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Writing with The Forgotten Verb

VERBS. Yes, verbs. No, not adverbs or adjectives, prepositions or articles. The verb has them beat. But some of you are probably pointing to the noun, jumping up and down in stern defense, saying it is just as important. 687 more words


How to Unpack Thought Verbs--Part 1: Feelings

We’ve all had that moment. You’re cruising along in your writing. Your characters are out there doing stuff and feeling things and having those deep little thoughts, and you get the urge to just flat out tell us what’s going on in that beautiful brain of theirs. 827 more words


How to Unpack Thought Verbs--Part 2: Thoughts

In part two of learning to unpack thought verbs, I’ll deal with the verbs that have to do with what a character is thinking, such as… 670 more words


Quotes & Commentary #7: Bill Bryson

We are astoundingly, sumptuously, radiantly ignorant of life beneath the seas.

—Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

I originally wrote down this quote because it was an excellent illustration of Bryson’s excellent prose.

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Quotes And Commentary

Neither writer nor editor

Over at Yahoo! Style, neither the writer nor the editor has spotted this grammatical goof:

When two words are joined by neither…nor, the verb must agree with the word closer to it, which in this case is the singular… 8 more words


Play! by Sephora October 2016

Beauties; I have for you, the Play! by Sephora subscription box!   This is a monthly beauty product sampling subscriptions with a different theme or focus each month.   998 more words