Outline or no?

Outlining is not a must, but from what I read, it’s considered the best way to do things. First let’s do: Last Clichés: Nose out of Joint — To be jealous or irritated, especially when one is supplanted or displaced by someone else. This term appeared...

Writing Slumps

Are you in a writing slump? What do you do to get out of it? First, last clichés: Clear as Mud – Obscure, murky, anything but clear.  This phrase is used ironically to indicate that something is unclear. It dates from the early 19th century. See R. H. Barham’s...

Finally a new blog post!

Hi all, Back home from traveling and finally catching up to my own time zone. Then went to post and website needed upgrading. Took a long time, but it’s finally up and running, after a few minor tweeks. But, first, Last Clichés: In a Heartbeat – Very...

On vacation

Hope your new year is going well. Haven’t been on for a while, so will explain below. But first,… Last Clichés: Bound and Determined–Firmly resolved. This is a redundant phrase because both participles mean “fixed” or “resolute.” However they do serve for...