Month: January 2014

That Or Which – Which One Should I Use?

That is used for necessary information and has no commas. A necessary phrase (known as a restrictive clause) uses the word ‘that’ and is not surrounded by commas. If you remove the phrase it changes the original meaning of the sentence.  Example: The novel that Sarah Bell…

Literary Birthday – 31 January – Steven Amsterdam

Happy Birthday, Steven Amsterdam, born 31 January 1966 Seven Quotes A story is built on characters and reasons. Being with a small publisher has been huge. They bat for me for everything. Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes. Big surprises only draw attention to the writer’s…

Literary Birthday – 31 January – Daniel Tammet

Happy Birthday, Daniel Tammet, born 31 January 1979 Nine Quotes The human brain is like a memory system that records every thing that happens to us and makes intelligent predictions based on those experiences. I had eventually come to understand that friendship was a delicate, gradual…

Based On The Book By

The Relationship Between Books And Movies The novel has always had an uneasy relationship with film. Ernest Hemingway famously remarked he would toss his book over the California state line, wait for them to throw some cash back at him, and hope for the best.…
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