Hi all, one last post (!) before I sign off until next week. This is a one-page synopsis of my book, which I wrote to accompany my query letters to agents and publishers. Pretend you’re a literary agent or a publisher, and let me know what you think.
My pal Catherine Rahal wrote the following excellent piece on her Facebook page, and has very kindly given me permission to repost it on my blog. Thanks so much, Cathy. [Note: I will be back posting here at the end of next week. I have an out-of-town guest, and then am going to visit my son in NY. Stay well and safe. – Ellie]
afficionadoes aficionados of good grammer grammar and speling spelling. Today the Grammar Cop takes a mini-holiday… from punctuation problems. She has other goodies (baddies?) to share with you.
Ok, people. This has gone far enough! We have a lovely channel here called Animal Planet. Can you please tell me why it features such idiotic fare as:
Hi all! Just checking in to let you know what’s happening with the queries I sent out. I’ve received two polite rejections so far. I figure they’re a plus, since they didn’t specify: “…and don’t you EVER send us any more of your crappy so-called writing!”
Happy Friday, dear readers! Today the Grammar Cop wishes to present a post which could also be called: Fear of Punctuation. Let us coin a word for this unfortunate affliction: punctuatophobia. The first gaffe is from the Montreal Gazette, which should know better. The last two are from our grammatically challenged local weekly, The Suburban.
Montreal, 1955, a couple of weeks before Christmas: It was the first time I was aware of how different I was from my friends.