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Pronouns of Biblical Proportions

Today’s writing lesson comes from the Genesis, right after Joseph ben Jacob was sold by his brothers: Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad in Deep Third POV 3

Monday, I wrote the second part of a post I’d initially begun on my other blog, AuthorCulture.  Apparently I hit a nerve–and to a certain extent, I think the nerve tingled because some of the readers didn’t understand what I was … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad in Deep Third POV 2

I’ve written about the idea of calling parents “Mom” and “Dad” in deep third person before on my collaborative blog, AuthorCulture. It has always bothered me, though I never understood why until the day when I was editing a manuscript written in … Continue reading

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Him ‘n’ I

Him and I went to the beach! Sand got all over him and I. Cringing yet? Since most of the folks who read this blog are writers, I know I’m about to preach to the choir, but I heard “him … Continue reading

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Write Right, Addendum

Living in the woods provides me a sense of seclusion from the rest of the world. When I hear vehicles crunch gravel, I know they are bringing either friends or family, or maybe the UPS man. Although on occasion I can … Continue reading

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Write Right

I remember getting ear-steaming mad at William F. Buckley, Jr. As much as I loved his magazine, “The National Review,” I muttered mild oaths every time I read one of his articles. He seemed incapable of writing a paragraph without … Continue reading

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