So Which Is It – Passed or Past?
These two are frequently used incorrectly and it can be distracting to the reader. Past can be a noun that refers to a period of time that has already happened (He wants to live in the past), or it can be an adjective describing something that has already happened (He wants to relive his past…Read More
So Which Is It—Was or Were?
We’ve all been there. Is it I was, or I were? Just by the sound of it, one would think that I was would always be correct. But, not so fast. There are a couple of situations in which the obvious is not to be trusted. One instance that can be confusing is a sentence…Read More
Capitalization of the word Earth
Whether or not to capitalize the name of our planet depends on how it is used. I found a great article complete with examples from Dictionary.com.Read More
Great Book Cover Photo Available
This photo of a US Army soldier on a mission is available as a book cover. Very low fee. Contact me at https://flawlessfiction.com/ for information.Read More
Need a Quotation?
One of my favorite newsletters is from Jane Friedman (https://www.janefriedman.com/. She almost always has something of value to share with my clients. Here is a suggestion from her latest letter that I particularly like. “If you often find yourself searching for just the right quote, The Wisdom Archive can help you find lesser known…Read More
Did you know that the most important element in Google’s algorithm to determine display order of search results is the number of links to your page? So if you have a website, ask your friends who have sites to provide a link to your page on theirs.Read More
Ribbon Disappears in Word 2016
If your ribbon (also known as the toolbar) disappears on you while working in Word, look for the icon in the upper righthand corner of Word that looks like a box with an arrow in it. (It looks like the first option in the box below. Click on the icon and a menu will drop…Read More
Help With Word
Hi Everyone! In my previous life, I worked with jewelry. I wondered if there would be any interest in a few tips on that subject, such as how to buy a diamond or how to care for your jewelry. Meanwhile, here’s today’s tip. I get Allen Wyatt’s WordTips Ribbon newsletter, and I save almost all of them.…Read More
International Punctuation Characters
Typing French Characters Here’s a handy chart on how to type the French pronunciation characters. FluentU Office Support also has one. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-108fa0c1-fb8e-4aae-9db1-d60407d13c35Read More
Free Schrivner Class
I get Joanna Penn’s newsletter, The Creative Penn, and find she often has helpful advice. Today, I got an email from her advertising this FREE webinar on Scrivner. I’m not familiar with it, but I know a lot of authors use it. If you use it or want to learn about it, you might enjoy…Read More