Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could...Robert Frost Books have always been a huge part of my life and my psyche, so it should not have come as a surprise that, after a brief detour … Continue reading On roads not taken
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King
Why is it important for a writer to read? There are several reasons. One, there is nothing new under the sun. Stephen King's novels and short stories borrow elements from other writers; Shakespeare's plays took plots and characters from the Greeks and from fellow playwrights. Whether you are writing a novel, a letter, a resume, … Continue reading “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King
Less, or Fewer?
So, is it less, or fewer? When comparing two quantities, it's not always clear whether it's better to say that you have less of something, or fewer of it. The basic rule is, if you can count it as individual items (apples, dogs, bottles, fingers, enemies), use fewer. If the quantity in question, however, can't … Continue reading Less, or Fewer?