Plural Adjectives – An Arts Degree In Grammar

Plural Adjectives – An Arts Degree In Grammar

When can you use plural adjectives? So the general rule in English grammar is that we should never use plural adjectives. To make it clear, this is not to be confused with the possessive adjective, which is a totally different kettle of grammatical fish. Therefore, a driver’s licence is not what I am going to go on about. Although, possessive adjectives could occupy me for weeks, due to their exceptional list of exceptions. Why a chair leg is not a chair’s leg, or that a door handle is not a door’s handle, but of course it is a dog’s tail, is all for another time. It’s (no not its) not

Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules

Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules

There are no self-publishing rules The rule book governing the publishing of books has been thrown out of the window, been burnt on a sacrificial fire and converted into a Kindle ebook that no one will ever bother to read. Self-publishing is a new form of anarchy, which will change the face of publishing, reading and consumption of text for some considerable years to come. It will, and I could probably say, already has changed the way books are written, bought, read, marketed and sold. Why does a novel need to be 110,000 words? Who made that rule? Well, it was fine when books needed to look nice and uniform

A Cure For Insomnia

A Cure For Insomnia

  When someone comes up with a cure for insomnia, they’ll make a fortune. However, until then us night crawlers will continue to be driven mad by the sound of the ticking clock. Two AM  Two in the morning, It’s quiet ‘round here. Two in the morning, There’s no one to hear. Two in the morning, I’ll not make a peep, Two in the morning, I wish I could sleep.   Two in the morning, The clock moves so slow. Two in the morning, Some memories won’t go. Two in the morning, There are secrets I keep. Two in the morning, I wish I could sleep.   Two in the

What Is The Problem With Satire?

What Is The Problem With Satire?

It’s satire. Go on, laugh! I don’t know how many comments, Tweets and Facebook comments I have received regarding a few of my blog posts, complaining about mistakes or errors I have made, when the commenters have completely missed my point. I hate to be pointed here, but there are those, who seem to have next to a zero concept of the notion of satire, or irony. Let me start here. I wrote a blog post recently about grammatical errors, and the title was: Writters Who Should Of Done A Grammar Check Now, in my mind, it was very clear that this title was satirical, ironic and tongue in cheek. But boy, you wouldn’t believe the number