Odd sayings and why they matter

Four Corners of the Earth: Odd phrases and why they matter

This afternoon I had a mini-debate on Tsu about the phrase “the proof is in the pudding” where I, and countless other people who know the origins of the phrase, was called an imbecile. OK, so the comment wasn’t directed at me but by saying that he was right and that his multiple college degrees attested to the fact, the commenter was implying that I’m an imbecile. With an IQ of 139, I hardly qualify as an imbecile, but that’s beside the point. Continue reading “Odd sayings and why they matter”

Ahead of schedule for NaNoWriMo

Ahead of Schedule

Back in October when I decided to plan out my novel for NaNoWriMo, I was partly doing it because of having a story I wanted to do justice, and partly as an experiment in plotting versus pantsing.

I was interested to see if having a plan actually had a positive effect on my word count. Bizarrely (at least it’s bizarre to my mind) it does seem to have helped somewhat.

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