This week, we discuss the ins and outs of first person, second person, and third person as they apply to fiction narratives. Guaranteed fun and not scary! A prize goes to the first person who catches Annette's introduction of an unlikely fantasy writer. ;)
Those pesky homophones (or near-homophones)! We have several episodes in the works that are designed to give you clarity on them. In this week's edition, we tackle two frequently confused homophone pairs: further/farther and compliment/complement. Tune in to learn our easy tips for keeping them straight.
Gerunds! What are they, and how do they work? Why do some people equate them with the passive voice? And, most crucially: why are they used so often in movie titles? Annette and Luisa answer all these questions in more in this week's episode.
Luisa has written FOUR novels and several short stories, essays, and songs. (And co-written one book!) She's had demanding church assignments (she currently teaches a daily early morning scripture study class to 14 high school students), community volunteer opportunities--and she's got six kids.
Annette has gotten even more writing done. She's written SIX novels, SEVEN novellas, significantly revised and expanded her grammar book, and co-written this book! That's about 600,000 words in just shy of four years. Mind-bogglingly cool. She has also edited many other people's books and kept her own household going (she has four kids).
Despite our busy writing lives, we've worked hard to put our faith and family first: worship, scripture study, Date Nights, Family Home Evenings, vacations, toilet training, college and mission applications, recitals, and athletic events--two awesome husbands and ten active kids have always been at the top of our priority list.
We tell you all this not to brag, but to illustrate what can be accomplished when you make and share a plan and then stick to it through the power of accountability. Truly, great things come from small, consistent daily activities.
Get the book, try the system out for yourself, and see what YOU can get Done & Done!
Grammar. Usage. Mechanics. These are topics that are mystifying to many. Some believe they're superfluous in the digital age, but we believe that without them, clear communication is impossible. That's why we decided to create GUMshoes, a weekly podcast devoted to helping writers and speakers.
New episodes will air every Tuesday, so check back often! Please post your comments and questions, and we'll address them as soon as we can. Until then, remember: Clarity Never Faileth.
Until we can work out our technical difficulties, Episode One is right here!