No Contest

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I caught sight of this on Twitter. Oops. The tweeter apparently met a challenge in spelling “challenge.” And “600 weds?” That’s a lot of weddings. I’m sure that he or she meant “words.” In all fairness, the problem with “words” becoming “weds” could be an auto text issue.

“Challenge” is one of those words where the ending sound is clear as mud. It sounds like “e” or “a” when spoken. Others with similar sounds that trip up me and others nearly every time:

  • Privilege
  • Maintenance
  • Reference/Occurrence

Even though social media is a more casual environment, this was for a writing contest. It’s a case of the cobbler’s children with no shoes. The advice is the same, besides using spell-check: slow down, look over your work, and finally, use someone else to give it a once-over.

Seen any interesting typos on social media? Please share.

Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for The Real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass, but to educate.

Book Review – Voices from the Block: A Legacy of African-American Literature

 

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Title:  Voices from the Block:  A Legacy of African-American Literature

ISBN:  9780978625313 (ebook) / 9780978625320 (print book)

Genre: Anthology of collected works of short stories, poetry and essays

Price: $4.99 (ebook) / $9.99 (print book)

Publisher: Writer’s Block Publishing/www.writersblockinc.org

Purchase at: 

Voices from the Block is a collection of unforgettable short stories, poems and essays from emerging and established writers, members of The Writer’s Block. These original works are guaranteed to stroke your heart, mind, and soul as they reveal in written form the very essence of life. Prepare to read about the ups and downs of marriage, the emotional trauma of being without child, the questionable mental state of writers, the regrets of murderous decisions, mother-daughter life patterns, and so much more. By selecting and reading this offering, you’ve made a decision to laugh, learn, cry; to be offended and soothed; and to scale the range of light and dark emotions.

I was especially struck by the short stories “Six” and “Blank Page.”  These stories have residual appeal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that each story rivals the next in the way of intriguing plot. So sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy the experiences of life in written form!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

SpaghettiWords

Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for The Real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass, but to educate.