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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
January 16, 2015

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” – Elmore Leonard

Who’s up Next?January 20: Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapters 9-10, Coastie Girl), Andy Brown (chapter 2.5, The Last Library), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter 9, novel), Bob Kralapp (poem, “December 27”), and Jerry Peterson (chapter 5-6, Rooster’s Story).
February 3: Lisa McDougal (chapter, Tebow Family Secret), Amber Boudreau (???), Mike Rickey (poems), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 11, Coastie Girl), Millie Mader (chapter 60, Life on Hold), and Judith McNeil (???).
February 17: Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 12, Coastie Girl), Andy Brown (chapter, The Last Library), Pat Edwards (???), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Bob Kralapp (???), and Jerry Peterson (chapter 7-8, Rooster’s Story).

Squirreling away the Eggcorns
By Merrill Perlman
We’ve discussed “eggcorns,” phrases so tantalizingly close to idioms or common expressions that they actually make some sense, twisted though it may be — like “for all intensive purposes” instead of “for all intents and purposes.” (more…)

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