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Serial Killers – a Review
There are some really sick people in this world. Yeah, I knew that before, but after reading Serial Killers by RJ Parker, I have discovered just how truly sick some are. Four separate books are included in this one volume.
Confusing Words from Dissidence to Doyenne
Would you call a female deer a do, doe, or dough? When you take a nap, do you does, doughs, or doze? When you finish a project, are you done or dun with it? Is the senior male member of a group a doyen or doyenne?
Monkshood, the Killer Plant
There are many varieties of monkshood. This queen of poisons is also called wolfsbane, aconite, leopard’s bane, women’s bane, devil’s helmet, blue rocket, and friar’s cap. Her beauty is astounding, but her flowers of white, cream, yellow, blue, or purple are deadly.
Contronyms from Dike to Flog
When you dust the blades on your ceiling fan, are you removing the fine particles of dirt or adding them? When you have a fast horse, does it move quickly or is it stuck to one spot? You state that something is finished. Is it completed, or is it destroyed?
Hy Conrad – Advice for Writers
When did he first have the desire to write? Does he ever become bored with what he writes? What opportunities have come his way because of his writing? What advice does he have for writers who are striving to be published?
Hy Conrad – Characters
What was his inspiration for this book? How does he choose the names of his characters? How much research did he have to do? When will the next Abel Adventures Mystery book be published?
Rally 'Round the Corpse - a Review
What do I expect in a murder mystery? I grew up reading Agatha Christie books and I became really, really good at figuring out the identity of the guilty one. So I expect a captivating mystery, at least one devious murder, interesting characters, plot twists, and lots of red herrings.
Confusing Words from Dine to Disinterested
Would you go out to diner or dinner? Would you take a dinghy or dingy out on the lake? When you find facts that prove something is wrong, do you disprove or disapprove it? Are you disinterested or uninterested when you have absolutely no interest in something?
Why Authors Need to Read
Reading stories that other authors have written will give you ideas for your own characters, plots, twists, and even more. Are you plagiarizing when you do this? No. You are not copying what has been written, you are using ideas from words that have already been written to create something new.
Contronyms from Apology to Custom
When you offer someone an apology, are you saying sorry or are you defending what you have done? When you bolt down a chair, it stays put. But you can bolt from a fight? A buckle holds things together, but what happens if a building buckles?
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