Category Archives: Pet Peeves

Reading in Public: The Ups and Downs

Authors–have you ever read in public? Most authors cherish the opportunity to read from his/her works in public. You get to connect with your readers or potential readers. Questions from the audience are usually challenging. You experience the adulation of … Continue reading

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Clichés: Leave No Stone Unturned

Maybe I’m in over my head here, but to make a long story short, clichés bore me to tears. The bottom line is that clichés make us all fall asleep at the wheel. Some might say I shouldn’t rock the … Continue reading

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Mixed Up Pet Peeves

I’m not in a particularly snarky mood, but when some of these issues arose recently, I decided to make a nice even list of ten pet peeves. Does any of them annoy you, too?    10. In conversational English, speakers saying: … Continue reading

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