NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 2017 Insecure Writer's Support Group



Heh heh heh, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter reporting to you that it's that time again. What time? The fun time! Of IWSG blog hop with the official unofficial:

 Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Yep, share and encourage. That's what we do...er, um, that's writers like what Miss Mae does, actually. Heh heh.

So what's going on this month? How about this handy question which Miss Mae is itching to answer:

"What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?"

Take it away, Miss Mae!

From Miss Mae: "I've discovered that writing is a skill that must be learned. Just because you have an idea/story bouncing around in your mind doesn't mean that you necessarily KNOW how to describe that on paper. One of the best things I learned is not to write (for instance): "I started running", or "I began to read". A verb must follow the noun. So did you "start" or did you "begin"? Just go ahead and write: "I ran", or "I read". Forget about the "start, began". (When I read sentences like that now, yes, a pet peeve that makes me grit my teeth).

Another is something that's physically impossible for the human body to do, such as: "All eyes locked on the stranger who entered the room". Hm. Can "eyes" lock? No. Gazes, but not eyes. 

Learning these improved my writing, and when you think about it, just makes sense."


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7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That reminds me of a comment one of my critique partners made. The line was He all but inhaled it. My critique partner wrote - no, go for it, he inhaled it!

cleemckenzie said...

Those starts and begins sneak into my drafts. I hope I extract them before the final press date.

klahanie said...

Good grief, thanks for this. I must learn how to write even betterer if I want to become one of the bestest!

Gary :)

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, Alex Cavanaugh, I hope he was breathing when he inhaled, heh heh.

Thanks for stopping by, space flier.

I.B. Nosey said...

Greetings, Ms. cleemckenzie,

Miss Mae assures me that she feel confident your drafts are A-OK. Yep, almost as good as a Puklitzer Award winning article, heh heh.

Thanks for your visit!

I.B. Nosey said...

Ah, good human friend to Penny the Jack Russell dog,

I'm surest your writing is the bestiest ever writtener!

Thanks, pal, for stopping by. Good to see you!

Cherie Reich said...

I used to be guilty of those. I do keep the occasional "start/begin" ones when a character starts to do something but is interrupted before they can actually do the thing they were going to do. :)