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Divas Recommend: Issues with the First Person Perspective by Shay Goodman I have a love-hate relationship with first person perspective, partly because of the issues I see when editing and partly because I find it too restrictive. Granted second person, third person, alternating, and omniscient perspectives have their fair share of writing issues too. So what’s an author to do if they love first person...

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Commonly Confused: Farther versus Further   I’ll admit it. There was time when farther versus further confused me. Maybe I was too literal as a child and had a hard time thinking figuratively. The good news is I’ve mastered the ability to think figuratively now that I’m *cough* older *cough* and have had an understanding of farther versus further for a long time now. These two words are frequently mixed up...

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Divas Recommend: The English Words And Phrases That Folks Use Incorrectly, by Doug Eikerman Today, we have a double hitter. We Divas are recommending two articles by Doug Eikermann over at www.slingingthebull.com. Mr. Eikermann is a blogger and author of fiction and non-fiction. His website covers a variety of issues and we hope you’ll check it out. He has created two fine lists of commonly seen...

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Today the Divas discuss participial phrases, how they function, and how to fix them when something goes wrong. Participles are wonderful. In fact, many authors love them. But as with most things we love, excess can lead to problems. This is especially true with participial phrasing. All things considered, there is a lot of room to go wrong both technically and substantively when using participles,...

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