Grammar Bomb: CANNON vs CANON

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Grammar Bomb32.001_Cannon vs Canon

 

“The rules of drama club are based

loosely on Shakespeare canon.

The battlefield was littered

with cannons and other artillery.”

 

cannon {noun & verb} [THINK: heavy piece of artillery]
canon {noun} [THINK: general law, rule, principle, or criterion]

 

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Why Do Writers Write?

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“Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.”

— Thomas Berger

 

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WordHit: personnel [pl. noun]

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personnel [pl. noun]:

people employed in an organization

{Common misspelling: personel}

 

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Difficulties of Reflection

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“If the artist does not fling himself, without reflecting, into his work…into the yawning gulf…if he contemplates difficulties instead of overcoming them one by one…he is simply looking on at the suicide of his own talent.”

— Honore de Balzac

 

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Writer Imagination

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“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”

— Isaac Asimov

 

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Grammar Bomb: CLIMACTIC vs CLIMATIC

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Grammar Bomb31.001_Climactic vs Climatic

 

“The winter climactic event occurred

when climatic conditions changed

from tropical storms to hurricanes.”

 

climactic {adj} [THINK: exciting or thrilling and acting as a climax]
climatic {adj} [THINK: relating to climate]

 

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The Only Secret

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“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.”

— Matthew Arnold

 

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WordHit: Pastime [noun]

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pastime [noun]:

an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment

{Common misspelling: pasttime}

 

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The Story Within

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“The story…must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and evil within a single person.”

— Maxwell Anderson

 

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Two Kinds of Writer

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“There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.”

— Brian Aldiss

 

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