Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means, and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? The short answer… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Welcome back to Always Looking It Up. Last time, I wrote about the use of literally. Today, my subject is split infinitives. Hands up. Who heard the rule about avoiding split infinitives before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure many others are too because… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Split Infinitives?
After seeing Lost at Midnight’s post on Sadie, I added the book to my TBR list. It seemed relevant to current discussions about violence, and book club picked it for September, so it didn’t stay on my TBR list for long. I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it over the… Continue Reading Review: Sadie
We’re mere days away from the beginning of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. As someone who’s completed the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a single month, I thought now would be a good time to share some tips for “winning” NaNoWriMo. Make Writing A Priority Aside from actually… Continue Reading How To Win NaNoWriMo
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk is another book I read for book club. Summary The Beauty That Remains is a novel that deals with grief from three distinct points of view. Shay is newly “twinless” after her sister’s death to cancer. Logan’s ex-boyfriend committed suicide. And Autumn best friend died… Continue Reading Review: The Beauty That Remains
I first came across the term multipotentialite about a year ago on Twitter and it immediately struck a chord with me. The idea of having multiple potentials was intriguing for someone starting their own business. I saw it and thought, am I a multipotentialite? What is a multipotentialite? Multipotentiality, according… Continue Reading Editors and Multipotentiality
I don’t often pre-order books. I like to have them in my hands before deciding to buy a physical copy or not. But when it comes to Naomi Novik, I want to get her books as soon as possible. So when Spinning Silver became available for pre-order, it didn’t take… Continue Reading Review: Spinning Silver
I’m feeling a little drained this week, so I only have a short post today. But, it’s about some of my favourite online resources, so hopefully, it’ll give you some new things to check out (or old things to revisit). Copyediting.com Even though I’m not a paying subscriber (for now), I… Continue Reading A Few of My Favourite Online Writing/Editing Resources
When the Binti Series showed up in a Kobo email, I was intrigued by the beautiful cover art. That and the sale price made it impossible not to add to my Kobo library. Summary Binti is the first of the Himba people ever to earn a place at Oomza University.… Continue Reading Review: The Binti Series
Last month, Neil Gaiman tweeted about his love of the word literally. He said that it’s the only word we have that “means both ‘actually’ and ‘I am speaking about something that definitely didn’t happen.’” I think the reason why I take pleasure in the many meanings of “literally”, is… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Use Literally As An Intensifier?