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War, Words, Vocabulary & Media Ethics
Director of Media Unlimited in Lebanon
Brushing Up on Grammar: Misunderstood Words and Troublesome Prefixes
William B. Bradshaw
A good friend of mine asked me the other day if it was correct to say, "taken back" as an expression of surprise. The answer is "no"; the correct phase is "taken aback." That may sound funny to some people, but it is correct.
The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel
Author, "The Lovers' Tango"
We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.
What 2 Words Describe You? For Me, It's 'Sexy Librarian'
Author of OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES: LIBRARY HUMOR
You can spend a lifetime figuring out who you really are. As I approach my 60th birthday, I'm finally closing in on the truth. At the very least, I know who I'm not.
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