Happy Thanksgiving in the US

Our Canadian friends have already celebrated this holiday. Anyone who has followed me for any time at all, knows that I love Fall. It’s my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For oh so many reasons: *In Texas we have much improved weather over our beastly hot summers. *We don’t have fall leaves…

Overused Words

I think I’ve written about this issue with editing before, but it bears repeating, and it is how I’m spending  all my time now except for celebrating Thanksgiving, of course.  From Margie Lawson, I’ve learned the value of checking my manuscript for overused words. Margie’s original list of about 40 words and phrases has grown…