Weekend Word Warrior: PARAPROSDOKIAN. A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. Got a favorite? Now, go forth among the your people and impart this … Continue reading Grammar Giggles from The Editing Hall: Weekend Word Warrior
Paranormal romance fans will love this new series by Valerie Twombly. I edited the first book, "His Burning Desire" included in the Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World. I was very excited when Valerie decided to expand this into a new series with dragon shifters. It's her same sizzling heat between characters with the addition … Continue reading Rescue Me by Valerie Twombly: Book 2 in Sparks of Desire series.
Remember the LITERAL people in your life. Misplaced modifiers can be catastrophic! A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Because of the separation, sentences with this error often sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. Furthermore, they can be downright illogical. The example above … Continue reading Grammar Giggles From The Editing Hall: Misplaced modifiers
I just finished proofing this book, and I love, love, love this series and author. I'm not usually a big sci-fi fan but these books are action-packed, humorous and just plain fun. I can't wait to work on the next one! This new release is .99 only through the weekend. Superheroes, adventure, science fiction, pop … Continue reading Time Trap by J.T. Bock now on sale for .99
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Do you like your Regency on the steamy side? This was a fun and sexy edit for me. Try the first book in the Fated For Love series by Dayna Quince. Masquerading as a maid, Lilly loses all hope of returning to the life she once knew. How did she get here? She has no … Continue reading Mine All Mine by Dayna Quince
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Wow! This is what makes it all worthwhile. Thanks for allowing The Editing Hall to be a part of your journey! Congratulations to Paul on this intense psychological thriller and dark romance. I've never read anything quite like it! "The Editing Hall honed the dramatic flow and fine-tuned grammar and dramatic unfolding for the 2017 … Continue reading Congrats to Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III
I adore Highland romances, so this was a treat to edit. It is written by an equally amazing YA author, Nancy Pennick and published by Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books. I was thrilled when they asked me to continue with the rest of the series for the Clan MacLaren. More on that later. Volatile … Continue reading My Highlander Husband by Nancy Pennick
Say what you mean and mean what you say. Oh, if I had a nickel for the times I've heard that. But it's true, right? English is a complex language. Phrases are easily turned around. Think before you speak. Or at least proofread all your signs! I wouldn't want to be the manager at … Continue reading Grammar Giggles