An interest in Buddhism, a fluctuating chronic illness and a near-fatal bout of cancer has left me with a feeling that belongings aren’t terribly important.Continue reading “Looking Something Up in an Actual Book.”
An original supernatural tale for readers of this website. In “The Spa” a terminally-ill journalist investigates a story about the murderous ghost of a local businessman.
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All speech acts are goal-oriented.
“All speech acts are goal-oriented.”
That phrase lodged itself in my brain during a linguistics lecture I once attended.Continue reading “The Word Pool”
There are monsters around this time of year.
Creatures of folklore and horror fiction.
All of them presumably had creators at some point -people who had to puzzle and make creative decisions about their monstrous imaginary progeny.Continue reading “What Our Monsters Possibly Might Tell Us”
Towards the end of the eighteenth century the innocent, care-free days of English grammar were coming to an end. Grammarians had made strenuous efforts to “ascertain” the language and bring order to a riotous body of previously lawless syntax.Continue reading “Grammar -What Is It Good For?”
It’s probably not going to be an Internet-breaking observation that characters can sometimes seem to take on a life of their own when you are writing fiction.Continue reading “The Characters are Ruining It”