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The New Brilliant

I’m going to start a blog, my sister told me. Good, I answered. I will be your follower. She continued, if I’m going to write, I need to be out there on all the social media sites. True, I said, my heart sinking. She is right and I know it well.
My brush with the publishing world has convinced me of the importance of that mystifying other world called the web. If her name is going to become well known, she must put it in places where people will see it. Not in bookstores, libraries, bookseller conventions and editors’ desks, but on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter and book reviewers’ blogs.

I’m reading a collection of short stories published in the 1950’s. So marked is the difference between the writing in these stories and what I’ve seen endorsed by the largest bookseller on earth that I am perplexed and disheartened. Authors like Willa Sibert Cather, James Hilton, Kenneth Roberts, Donn-Byrne, Flannery O’Connor and Paul Vincent Carroll contended with knowledgeable and critical editors, p…

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Book Review

Dry Bones by Carole Morden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found myself mulling over this plot in the dark hours of the night - and thinking about it after the book was finished. As a pastor's wife, I could identify with the sense of lost identity the main character, Jamie Storm admits to. She is vulnerable, compassionate and smart, and dogged in her pursuit of justice. As an author, I appreciate Carole Morden's timing and humor. Her characters are well-developed, her dialogue is realistic and her story flows with a delicious momentum and a satisfactory element of surprise. Well done!
Noelle Carle - author of Waiting for Wren, Light Over Water and Some Smaller Grace

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A Grammar Primer - It's a mystery!

What is the difference between "it's" and "its"? One of them shows possession and one is a contraction of two words. Do you know which shows possession? If you chose "it's", I'm sorry - you're mistaken. But you're not alone.The editor of our local newspaper has trouble with this one. 

"It's" is the contraction of the two words it and is.  For example, it's rather chilly outside today  can also be rightfully said, it is rather chilly outside today. Nothing is possessed, nothing is owned. 

Unlike nouns and proper nouns, the possessive form of it does not have an apostrophe in it. The kitten licked its paw, or the basketball team gave its all.

How can you easily and correctly decide which form to use? Try substituting "it is" in your sentence. If it makes sense, then you would use the contraction with the apostrophe. If it doesn't - as in, the kitten licked it is paw - then you don't use the apostrophe.


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