Important Research

WARNING: Sexual references. Lot keeps an eye on Veronica and tries to play referee. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843  I was sitting in the library reading and listening to Veronica give the children their lessons a few rooms away. The children were very quiet, except for answering questions, which meant they … Continue reading Important Research

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Cups of Coffee

WARNING: References to abuse. Josef tells Lot his side of the story. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 There was a buzz of murmuring about Josef and I when I sat down opposite him. Before I became a vampire I hadn’t realised how many disgusting comments people made about him when they … Continue reading Cups of Coffee

Into or In To?

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. In to/into is another of the instances where the English language likes to push words together to denote different meanings based on the context. Once again though, the problem is remembering which way … Continue reading Into or In To?

May be, Maybe?

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. If there’s one thing the English language loves doing it’s condensing words. It does this on the basis of context; theoretically, we learn that context and we can remember which variation it is, … Continue reading May be, Maybe?

Along and Awhile

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Sometimes English grammar likes to throw us some interesting words such as along versus a long and awhile versus a while. Why does it do this? I don’t actually know. It’s entirely possible … Continue reading Along and Awhile

Troublesome Words

We're finishing the articles for 2017 with the look at a few more troublesome words before beginning our pre-Christmas fiction frenzy. Monday - As In, A look at the trouble with one word having so many meanings. Tuesday - Along and Awhile, To space or not to space, that is the question. Wednesday - Then Came The Toos, is it to … Continue reading Troublesome Words

Toast and Marmalade

Breakfast in the O'Connor household isn't what Veronica expected. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843  ‘Spread, spread, spread,’ Mary sang. She was sitting on my lap as I helped her spread marmalade on her toast, she hadn’t mastered spreading without stabbing holes in her toast. Bran was beside me at the … Continue reading Toast and Marmalade

Establishing Relationships

Whether we’re writing new relationships or long-term ones we need to establish and develop them. Each relationship has its own jokes, shorthand, and history and we need to show this through what characters say and do. This is further complicated by the fact that characters in large friendship groups will interact with different friends in … Continue reading Establishing Relationships