Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

The man who wrote words in a cunning order. This post is a little wander down memory lane for my favourite author of all time. Hopefully, with a few facts about him, which you may not know, plus a few classic quotes, which you may. But his most important quote, of course, was that he wrote words in a cunning order. Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold

Errors and Omissions Excepted – Or Accepted?

Errors and Omissions Excepted – Or Accepted?

Typos, spelling and grammar errors and carelessness Having read many, many comments and reviews about errors in ebooks, and of course, many directed at self-published books, it is worthwhile noting that large and well-known publishers are not immune from publishing books riddled with errors. It is hardly surprising, as the number of traditionally published books that are being re-published in ebook formats from publisher’s back lists must amount to a staggering number. There is also the rush to get titles available in ebook format to take advantage of trends in the market. Fifty shades of absolutely anything, of course, being a good example of the current market rush. After having

Blackout

Blackout

Blackout Why have I always built to destroy, I seem to have done it since I was a boy. Labours of love, I have passionately built, Only to smash them, and wallow in guilt. Build then destroy, Build then destroy, Why have I done this since I was a boy? Work t’wards my goals, achieve them with ease, Bask in the glory, til I need to please, The destructor inside me, that tears me apart, Controlling my mind, and breaking my heart. Build then destroy, Build then destroy, Oh, why do I only get moments of joy? I have many times reached stages in life, Where I’ve had wonderful years

A Choice Verb

A Choice Verb

How do you choose a verb? For those of you who are scribblers, do you ever stop and consider what verbs you are using? Or do you think about what verbs you are using? It is easy to It is easy to surmise that verbs as grammatical, but I prefer to perceive them as vocabulary. I receive many emails each day and I get a load more messages and I’m always looking at what verbs people are using. I know, odd habit. Vocabulary can add flair to any story, but it is the verb that does all the hard work in demonstrating action. So as a part of speech or a fragment of