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"Myself" Is Not a Substitute for "I"

Posted by Maria Murnane on September 16, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

In last week's post, I explained when to use the pronouns "I" vs. "me." Today, I'd like to discuss when to use the pronoun "myself," which I've been hearing used incorrectly quite a bit.

This is a correct usage of "myself"

Following are some common examples of how I hear "myself" used incorrectly:

 

WHAT THEY SAY:

  • He met with George and myself (INCORRECT)
  • George, Harry and myself went to the movies (INCORRECT)
  • You can give the form to Susan or myself (INCORRECT)

 

WHAT THEY SHOULD SAY:

  • He met with George and me (CORRECT)
  • George, Harry and I…
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7 Tips for the Uninspired

Posted by Brooke Warner on September 16, 2014 at 12:00am 7 Comments

I’m in Maui this week, on a family vacation I’ve long been anticipating for all the things Hawaii conjures up: relaxation, letting go, even inspiration. But for too-busy people, letting go can be a lot like detoxing, and instead of feeling inspired, I’ve felt unexpected longings—for things I’m not doing in my life, for the space I don’t have, for all the ways I wish I could slow down a life that feels like it’s moving too fast.

 

Writers I work with often hit blocks. We all know the concept of writer’s block. Simplistically, it means you’re having trouble writing. The inspiration isn’t coming. But really, it’s that your well has run dry. And in my experience with writers, a well…

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Where Does Your Story Begin?

Posted by Joanell Serra on September 16, 2014 at 8:00am 8 Comments

I am not someone who sits in front of the blank page agonizing trying to think of things to write. My brain is an ADD thought processor on steroids, with more characters and story lines pumping per minute than I could possibly use. The challenge for me is knowing how to shape my unwieldy imagination into a form that is accessible to the reader, one that pulls them in and keeps them in.

Frequently, in listening to editors giving feedback on my work, I hear similar content: I didn’t really connect with the character at first . . . I wasn’t sure where it was going . . . It started too slow, but I loved the middle scenes . . . The climax was great . . . I loved the characters . . . Really gripping scene at the end.

Which leads me to ask the question: Where does a story…

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Planning a Book Launch: One to Two Months Out

Posted by Anjali Mitter Duva on September 16, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Deep breath. The launch is in four weeks. The events I lined up several months ago are suddenly just around the corner. The to-do lists are spinning out of control. Every nibble of interest from a blogger wanting to conduct an interview, a friend wanting to organize a book club event, a writing association inviting me to a panel elicits a spark of delight, followed by a realization of how much more work it entails. The lists grow longer. I did, however, manage to check off a number of items during August:…

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Good morning everyone! It's a rainy day out there and the grass seems to be grateful for the soaking it is getting. it is as if everything is being washed clean.
And so the Universe does the same with us, "washes us clean" everyday with a fresh new day and a new start. it doesn't matter what happened…

Dining Tables And The Modern Home

Without a doubt, when it comes to tables in your home a dining table is an absolute must and with good reason too. For a start having a dining table is a great way for the family to spend some time together over dinner giving the family the opportunity to talk about things such as…

Holiday Hotspots and Handy Hints

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of the holiday season. Grab a break before the kids go back to school, or if you are looking for an adults’ only break, there are plenty of getaways that will make the approach of winter a whole lot more tolerable.

One of the fantastic things about getting away at this time of year is that the summer throngs will have dispersed, leaving you with plenty of room to roam. We’ve picked out favourite holiday destinations to…

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    My first book is currently in production with She Writes Press for publish date of April 2014. Meanwhile, while writing Book 1, I completely deleted a whole last section of the book, a continuation on how to use everything in the book on a daily…Continue

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