Saturday… Just Saying 10/27/2012

  1. Remember to never split an infinitive.
  2. The passive voice should never be used.
  3. Do not put statements in the negative form.
  4. Verbs has got to agree with their subjects.
  5. Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
  6. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal
    of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
  7. A writer must not shift your point of view.
  8. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
  9. Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!
  10. Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences,
    as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.

William Safire, 1929 – 2009

William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He was best known as a political columnist for the New York Times and for his column “On Language” in the New York Times Magazine. He was also the author of the novels, Scandalmonger, Sleeper Spy, Freedom: A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and Full Disclosure.

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Saturday… Just Saying 10/20/2012

Somerset Maugham 1874 –1965

Maugham was an English novelist and short story writer.
His novels include Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence, and The Razor’s Edge.

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Saturday…Just Saying 10/13/2012

Neil Gaiman, 1964-

Neil Gaiman is an award winning English author whose work crosses genres but is most know for fantasy and science fiction in a wide variety of formats, short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theater and films.The comic book series The Sandman, and novels Stardust, American Gods, and Coraline,  are some his best known works.

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Saturday… Just Saying 10/6/2012

George Orwell, 1903-1950

Eric Arthur Blair in an English novelist who wrote under pen name George Orwell. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the novella Animal Farm which is often required reading in American schools.

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