Writing during trying times?

Hope all of you are doing well, during this stay-at-home time. I’m doing well, but haven’t written on Blog much. First, last clichés: All in a Day’s work– Considered a normal part of a person’s routine or job. Goes back to the 18th century, used often, both...

Book Reviews

What can reviews to do for you and how do you get people to write them? First, Last Clichés: On the Level (to be on) – Straightforward, honest, and sincere. This American colloquialism originated in the late 19th century. Might have come from Freemasonry —...

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...