Browsing Archive: November, 2014

Mind Your Language!

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, November 24, 2014,
Fab! Cool! Vape! What?! Oh yes indeedy. Vape has entered the Oxford Dictionary as The Word of 2014. We vape. They vape. We have vaped. They are vaping. My, how language evolves at an alarming rate. Yet some words have staying power and they just wont go away. They are multi-generational, multi-tasking, multi-explanatory. Cool, for example. If I were to say A cool breeze blew in from the sea, I wouldn’t be extolling how utterly fashionable and impressive that breeze was, would I? ...
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SOAKING UP THE ATMOSPHERE

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, November 17, 2014,
Tendrils of fog slouched along the road and pavement, disappearing silently down narrow back alleys and into the dark. Only hours before, the same street had been a thoroughfare of bustling nightlife as students had piggy-backed their drunken retreat homeward, watched from a distance by sober-faced police officers. Now, in the earliest moments of dawn, the street was silent, eerie, and still.

So what do you think? I have to confess - I’m really not very good, I don’t think, at ‘writing t...

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Reviewing… the situation...

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, November 3, 2014,

I review a lot of books.  Not always under my own name - some for this website, some for self-publishing companies, others for self-publishers themselves.  I love it.  It’s great.  I learn so much from each and every book I am lucky enough to be asked to read and review.  Some are amazing...ly bad, some flow eloquently and draw you in from the word go. Others read like the writer has a lot to say but has no idea how to say it and some have been just plain ridiculous.  But they all seem to h...


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