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Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Why has the perfectly good noun "gift" been twisted into use as a verb, replacing the perfectly good verb "give"? more

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What should a writer do when a magazine editor makes editorial errors? more

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Which is correct: “replaced by” or “replaced with”? more

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Doesn’t the word "oversight," which has two opposite meanings, cause misunderstandings? more

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How can academic writers apply your advice to keep prose simple and direct? more

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Can you recommend a good dictionary and thesaurus? more

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Are the words fictional and fictitious interchangeable? If so, why do we need both? more

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Is the creative writing workshop a good way to learn to write? more

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Is it flak or flack? I looked it up in two dictionaries and they disagree. Why? more

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Am I paranoid, or is my agent trying to hurry me up on my second book? more

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When there’s more than one adjective before a noun, does it matter what order they’re in? more

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Have you got any tips for a first-timer applying for an arts council writing grant? more

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Do you have any advice on writing sex scenes? more

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How do you punctuate “dos and donts”? more

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Should a poet put up with a poem being edited? more

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Is it my imagination, or has the proofreading of books gone downhill in the last ten years? more

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Where does a Boomer start in marketing her self-published books via the internet? more

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What’s wrong with writing “Sahara Desert”? more

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I am a grade nine, philosophizing logophile trapped in a frustrating predicament. My problem is that I take too much time writing my English assignments. more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Why has the perfectly good noun "gift" been twisted into use as a verb, replacing the perfectly good verb "give"?

—Constance, Coquitlam BC

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