Tag: english literature

How Good or Bad by Dennis Scheel

How good or bad? by Dennis Scheel   The question which goes to how weak, versus strong a main character, can be. It’s a balancing act since you can’t make the character too strong or weak. In my first book, for example, I started with… Continue Reading “How Good or Bad by Dennis Scheel”

Titles 1 – by Keith Julius

Titles 1 – by Keith Julius William Shakespeare wrote: “What is a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” We can also use this rationale when discussing titles of movies, plays, television shows – or books.

Series Writing by Keith Julius

Series Writing by Keith Julius          There are definite advantages to writing a series of books.  Once the characters are developed they aren’t abandoned.  You have the opportunity to use them over and over again.  This gives you a big start on your next… Continue Reading “Series Writing by Keith Julius”

Fiction Writers Are People Too by Rod A. Walters

Fiction Writers Are People Too by Rod A. Walters That’s silly. Of course, they are people. WHY SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS WRITE FICTION! Still, I never fail to learn something of direct use during an evening with this good fiction-people. You know you’ve had… Continue Reading “Fiction Writers Are People Too by Rod A. Walters”

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Beethoven – Love Letters of Great Men

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us – I can live only wholly with you or not at all –

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Book Review #22)

A 19th century period book written by Louisa May Alcott is a fascinating story about the March’s family. Four sisters bonded by love go through war, separation, loss, and poverty, yet manage to create many happy memories as they grow and join womanhood. Jo,… Continue Reading “Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Book Review #22)”

Chapter 4- Lesson 1- Verbals

Verbals   A verbal is just a label for something that has to do with a verb.   Verbal Phrases are phrases that begin with verbs. There are three types of Verbal Phrases:   Gerunds Participles Infinitives     Gerunds A gerund is a… Continue Reading “Chapter 4- Lesson 1- Verbals”

Chapter 2: Lesson 2: Objective Pronouns

Objective Pronouns   An Objective Pronoun is a pronoun that takes the place of the object of a sentence.   The object of a sentence is the thing that happens to a sentence.   Examples:   Mary hit the gate.   The bride carried… Continue Reading “Chapter 2: Lesson 2: Objective Pronouns”

Chapter 2: Lesson 1: Subjective Pronouns

Pronouns   A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun (Person, place or a thing).   Examples:   Katy ran for class president. She can for class president.   “She” takes the place of “Katy”   The football players celebrated.… Continue Reading “Chapter 2: Lesson 1: Subjective Pronouns”