Confession: the first thing I learned about ‘that’ is that it never needs a comma before it. It sounded too good to be true! Now I try it for size in my sentence, and if it sounds right, I use it. This is, of course, an over-simplification, but it works more often than not. It … Continue reading That Which Is Write
People's Friend have designated me this week's Writer of the Week ! I'm thrilled to be this week's Writer of the Week over at the Peoples' Friend website. My story will be published under the title 'Making Amends' in this week's issue, out in the UK on May 18th. ###
Those who have been following my recent posts will know I've been working on losing weight for a couple of months. I just asked Alexa (other smart speakers are available) for dance music in a bid to work off a cheese muffin (I did mention my approach to dieting was haphazard, didn't I?) The first … Continue reading Dance It Off
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For readers in the UK who have asked, I've been told my story "A Stitch in Time" will be published in the People's Friend issue due out on May 18th. Photo by rovenimages.com on Pexels.com ### After a few attempts, this is my first success with the People's Friend. Thanks to everyone who sent good … Continue reading My story in the People’s Friend
Weight, that is. Like many of us, I have fought a lifetime battle with my weight. It's mostly been a rearguard action. I suspect early attempts to lose weight set up my metabolism at a developmental age to fight back. I did at least learn from that. My youngest child at the age of twelve … Continue reading Losing It
One rule for all your apostrophe decisions.
commas again - where NOT to use them.
This post is in response to Hugh's challenge at Hugh's Views and News. For every blogger who takes up his challenge, Hugh will donate £5 (up to a maximum of £250) to the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal (see below for details). Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com The first thing to consider when culling your … Continue reading Why I Unfollow a Blog
(even) more about commas