Posts Tagged ‘grammar’

Tanks, Bullets, and Culture …

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

This weekend I am again rehearsing for a public reading of my book, Lost and Found in London, in a few days.  I sit in front of my clock, timing myself, making the odd change when the words aren’t flowing right.  But, in the back of my mind, I know there are people in Egypt and elsewhere who are risking their lives for basic human rights.  My minor concerns about grammar are put into perspective as the death toll climbs.

New Year, New Attitudes

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

It’s been a long while since I wrote a blog.  Life gets busy, and I’ve been battling with a rather poor editor … the one my publisher assigned to my book, “Lost and Found in London.”  If my blog can be of any help to other aspiring writers, I want to warn them about poor editors, who either don’t know basic grammar or want to change the writer’s voice … or both.  I got the latter and have been fighting to save my piece of art even since I signed on the dotted line.  My first message for 2011?  Let the writer beware!