Category Archives: Pet Peeve
Surely they must be mistaken: an e-book priced higher than both the hardback and paperback versions?
VWC member Ellen Hanns is 17 years old and a writer of great talent. Quite reasonably, when seeking support she does not just rely on the old farts at VWC – and one of the other places she goes is … Continue reading
I have a role on the Verulam Writers’ Circle committee – I am known as a webmaster. This is, I’m afraid, a tad overstated. Ian Cundell is THE webmaster, I merely answer e-mails and provide a few graphics and suggestions. … Continue reading
… said the shop girl to Ronald Tooke, World War Two RAF veteran See more here
It is because we don’t have one of these that English is the global language. In the English language, the rules are, as often as not, more honor’d in the breach than the observance.
1. False moral quandaries. The ability of SFF to distort reality and then claim to be addressing real-world issues is rarely raised, but it can lead to false morals being drawn. Say our hero uses a spell to kill all … Continue reading
People who know me might not be surprised to find that I have an opinion on this! You can read it at the Musicbrick website.
Well, my last post seems to have been a conversation stopper … let’s see what this does. Recently my daughter went on a residential school trip on the Isle of Wight. They took part in may activities, including one that … Continue reading
I love the way that advertisers play with language, especially those who promote unhealthy stuff as if it were the best thing for you to eat. This week’s prize goes to WALKERS SENSATIONS, who proudly announce on their packets … … Continue reading
So what brain dead halfwit thought this would be a good idea? Fantasy author to write ‘new’ Asimov novels