Ideally you would plan and research, then let that material sink in, then write a draft, then let the draft rest for at least two weeks see the Lit-Lorn post Let it rest for more on thatthen begin to revise.
Or hook up the Word text-to-speech or similar feature on your computer and have the program read it aloud. But if you allow each draft to rest, and keep your drafts just in case, you are likely to end up with a good one.
Is it natural to jack up perfectly good words? Init even made the Oxford Word of the Year shortlist. The word hails from the Latin caesorium, a cutting instrument involving two blades.
Search it in your favourite grammar text or website for an interesting ride! Write in pen and in pencil. They accepted it with enthusiasm and said editorial suggestions would appear soon. Is this ethical, and is it common? In the World War II years, it most often described a near collision of two aircraft or vehicles, or an incident of a bomb just missing its target.
Dear Geist, Is there a new meaning of the term white elephant? Are there times when either one is okay? As Zadie Smith puts it: To insure is to pay a sum of money in case of damage or loss; for example: A barbacoa is a wooden frame on posts that holds meat over a cooking fire.
So every book has to earn its way. This is a bad sign, right?
Fariji should feel free to straightforwardly ask the agent anything having to do with the work or the process. Are we being Canadianly polite, throwing bones to both the British and the American lexicographers? That shirt smells of fish, or That shirt smells like fish?
For a bit more on this subject, see our post Proof and reproof. When early sales indications are more modest than expected, a company is more likely to revise some aspect of the sales strategy. But we needed they, so it came roaring back. Write material that will not be read by anyone else: And we thank you for pointing it out to the rest of us.
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