…ing verbs!

I just started a book by a prolific author whom I admire greatly (as a person) and before the first chapter is finished I realised it's going to be a DNF (Did Not Finish). The plot might be engaging, I don't know, I haven't gotten far enough in. What's putting me off is the *over-the-top … Continue reading …ing verbs!

Couple Trouble

Following on from my little rant about having trouble reading, being the picky writer I am and thus focusing on grammar over story, I'd like to ask everyone about this little conundrum. Consider this; "A couple days ago, Callie had a premonition that I needed to go to the strait to help." (from "Gods and … Continue reading Couple Trouble

Why I Can’t Just Read Anymore

So, one thing I've learned as a writer... I can't just read for enjoyment anymore. Being a writer has permanently wrecked reading for me. And that sucks. Let me give you a few examples of what I mean. I've recently purchased a new series on Kindle that I don't really know much about - ok, … Continue reading Why I Can’t Just Read Anymore