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...