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The Importance of Research

The Importance of Research

Unless you speak Greek, the above lyrics are just gibberish. Actually, even if you do speak Greek, they’re gibberish anyway.

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Silver Blade’s Best of the Web Nominations

Silver Blade’s Best of the Web Nominations

Silver Blade has nominated the following six poems and two fiction pieces published between July 1, 2012 and July 30, 2013 for the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology   Poems: “Alien Interrogation” by Marge Simon (Issue 17) “Eye for an Eye” by Laura Madeline Wiseman  (Issue 18) “Butterflies and Dreamers” by K. Lou Combs  […]

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And Then… ?

And Then… ?

Many people are under the impression the words “and” and “then”* are interchangeable…

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Everybody Gets it Wrong

Everybody Gets it Wrong

This is my pet peeve: The team are going to practice. The whole school were going on a field trip. The group have never been here before.

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Choosing Correctly

Choosing Correctly

There can’t be enough articles on using the correct words. Especially in an age when young people learn to text before they learn to spell. If all you’re ever going to do send text messages, then spelling doesn’t matter. But the chances are great that somewhere, sometime you will have to spell something correctly or […]

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Aggravating Apostrophes

Aggravating Apostrophes

The women’s hockey team from Minto is going to play in Saint John Saturday night.

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To Fluff or Not to Fluff

To Fluff or Not to Fluff

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Figures of Speech and Other Funny Words

Figures of Speech and Other Funny Words

In the movie “Shrek”, the title character sees a towering castle and asks of its owner, “Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?”

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Genres

Genres

In music you have genres such as Country, Jazz and Metal. Each has its own sub-genre like Love Metal or Death Metal or sometimes genres are combined like Country-pop. It’s the same with the written word. There are many genres in writing, and as I did research for this article, I found they’re not so easy to categorise.

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Advice and Editorials

Advice and Editorials

Columns by Kellee Kranendonk: To Fluff or Not to Fluff Figures of Speech Genres Is Your Story Market Ready? Making An Editor Happy Break the Block Part 1 Break the Block Part 2 Break the Block Part 3 Don’t Forget Your Eyeball Warmer Tips NK, or Not Kidding Only God Knows… Spelling Counts When Rules […]