Author Archives: Linda

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again . . . I love Le Guin’s writing. I already talked about the book she wrote ABOUT writing. Here ’tis if you haven’t read it: Steering the Craft. I can’t remember … Continue reading

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When did I become such a grammar snob?

I was driving toward The Heights the other day when an old Michael Jackson song came on. It wasn’t sung by the late, great but by some other group instead. They managed to do it justice and did not change … Continue reading

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Scorpio Races

If you’ve read my previous posts about the books I’ve read, then you’ll know I don’t really write reviews. The way I see it, there are enough people who are far better reviewers than I am, writing far better reviews … Continue reading

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Christie Craig – author, essayist and all around funny lady!

Just when I was feeling frustrated with my own writing. Just when I started to think it’s a tad pointless, along came Christie Craig. Christie was guest speaker at Monday night’s SCBWI chapter meeting. Her topic was “Genre jumping and … Continue reading

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Now where I’d put that darned modifier . . . ?

“She stood in the yard on her head.” That was the sentence that popped into my own head the other day as I was walking the dogs. Misplaced modifier and all. I actually like the occasional misplaced modifier. They make … Continue reading

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