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Writers get together at writers’ get-together

Every month I attend a Meetup group called Shut Up and Write (or Edit). I was introduced to the group by my friend Janet Reid, she’s a published author who writes for children and young adults. The Meetup’s held at … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I’m returning to my roots here so bear with and indulge me if you would, please. What on earth are The Marches and where did they get their name? The Welsh Marches are the border lands between what is now … Continue reading

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Fling, flang, flung

The other day I heard—on our national broadcaster no less—a young news presenter (journalist? I hope not) say: ‘The ship sunk…’ I ground my teeth in despair. Pedantry: I am thy faithful follower (more or less). So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Contemplating words and language

The other day I was thinking about how children learn language and how wonderful the process is. I know, although I have never studied linguistics or languages, that we are perfectly capable of speaking multiple tongues at a very young … Continue reading

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