Introducing THE AUTHORSHIP ADVENTURE SERIES

Many of you know I spend a large portion of my life editing, but few have seen my brainchild, PAPER GOLD PUBLISHING, a modern publishing company dedicated to its authors. But that is not what this post is about. What I'd like to introduce to you today is a series of resources for writers, THE …

Grammar – Plural of Compound Nouns

Hi, again. I'll try not to bore you, so I'll keep it short: it's not that hard to work out the plural of compound nouns if you follow one easy rule: apply the plural to the head noun.   Examples of frequently used compound nouns:   rights of way passers-by listeners-in mothers-in-law attorneys general fleurs-de-lis …

Grammar – Commas and Tag Questions

Hello, sweet folk of the writing world. Here's today's little tidbit (yes, it is the correct, UK spelling of the word - stop sniggering!). Stopped laughing? Good. Let's sort something out. Tag questions are those we 'attach' to the end of sentences, such as, for example: 'isn't it?' The rule I want you all to …

Grammar – Apostrophes and Plural

Hi, again. Time for a tiny bit of information and another small problem solved - hopefully. Our ability to make the language we speak fit our lives is boundless. Unfortunately, the language we write falls by the wayside and gets kicked about into a mighty tangle of knots. Who has the patience to tackle a ball …

Grammar – Past Participle in a Nugget

Your next worst offender, judging by the poll (here's the poll, in case you missed it. Go on and vote, I'm keeping it open https://ellamedler.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/which-ones-your-worst-offender/ ) is to do with using the past participle, which is a cute little tense that we use a lot. The only problem is that you'll often find it right after an …