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Thinking of writ­ing an ebook?

Judy Vorfeld Discover the magic of for­mat­ting with Microsoft Word styles Plus writ­ing, gram­mar, and Word tips   Disclaimer: I have no finan­cial arrange­ment with Pubslush.com. Rather I have a pas­sion to help writ­ers cre­ate the finest books pos­si­ble, and Pubslush is pro­vid­ing me a plat­form in its blog to let me […]

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Afflict or Inflict?

Judy Vorfeld AFFLICT Sufferers are afflicted with/by disease/troubles. It means to bring great harm or suf­fer­ing to some­one, includ­ing many invis­i­ble afflic­tions such as migraine headaches, grief, depres­sion, insom­nia, and painful mem­o­ries. People are also afflicted with con­di­tions such as arthri­tis, blind­ness, measles, and can­cer. Generally, we […]

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Title for­mat­ting when writing

Judy Vorfeld When using the fol­low­ing in arti­cles or cor­re­spon­dence, here are some gen­eral rules: PAINTINGS, STATUES, DRAWINGS, ETC are ital­i­cized. NAMES OF WORKS OF ANTIQUITY not usu­ally ital­i­cized. PHOTO TITLES: use quo­ta­tions. CARTOON TITLES: if they are reg­u­larly appear­ing, are ital­i­cized. TITLES OF FAIRS/EXHIBITIONS not ital­i­cized. CATALOG […]

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Prone vs. Supine

These two words are often used by authors, and if you’re won­der­ing about the dif­fer­ences, here’s the short ver­sion: PRONE:  recumbent/lying face-down, fr/Latin pro-nus, lean­ing for­ward (think ther­a­peu­tic mas­sage) SUPINE: recumbent/lying on one’s back (think “supine/spine”)

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People who or People that?

By Judy Vorfeld Do you find it dif­fi­cult to know when to use “who” vs. “that”? These two words are rel­a­tive pro­nouns that tie together groups of words to nouns or other pro­nouns. Let’s take this sen­tence: “The run­ner who exer­cises reg­u­larly usu­ally does the best.” “Who” connects […]

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