Esteem and Ratchet (Jun 29, 2022 12:49)
Esteem An old-movie buff, I recently watched White Heat (1949) for the second time and wanted to ...

Writing Fiction for US Adults (Jun 22, 2022 12:48)
Writers of children’s fiction are constantly aware of the need to write with their readers’ readi...

Same Phrase, Different Meanings (Jun 15, 2022 12:48)
Recently I read two articles back-to-back in which the phrasal verb to make up was used with two ...

Precedent and Precedence Are Different (Jun 8, 2022 20:00)
A writer recently complained that Amazon had rejected her book title. She said that the title sho...

Body Parts as Metaphor (Jun 1, 2022 20:00)
Many of the nouns used to name body parts have corresponding verbs that describe the literal func...

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