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January Interviews
1/1 Sherry Harris, Sell Low, Sweet Harriet
1/8 Barbara Ross, Sealed Off
1/15 Libby Klein, Theater Nights Are Murder
1/22 Carol Pouliot, Doorway To Murder
1/29 Julia Buckley, Death with A Dark Red Rose

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
1/4 Lisa Lieberman
1/11 Karen McCarthy
1/18 Trey Baker

WWK Bloggers: 1/25 Kait Carson, 1/30 E. B. Davis

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.


Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.


Lyrical Press will publish Kaye George's Vintage Sweets mystery series. The first book, Revenge Is Sweet, will be released in March. Look for the interview here on 3/11.

Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30. It is now also available in audio.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Grammar Lessons by Warren Bull


Grammar Lessons by Warren Bull



Image by Michael Prewett

Is it "complete", "finished" or "Completely Finished”?
No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words - "Complete" and "Finished”.  In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation, which lasted over 5 minutes.
The final question was:  “How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand?  Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.”
Here is his astute answer:  "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE.  When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED.  And, when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!"
He won a trip around the world and a case of 25-year old Scotch!
Note: This was reported by Roger Pabst in one of those email lists you can never find the original source for. Unfortunately, that was all I could find about it.
More Grammar observations:

There are three things that I love: the Oxford comma, irony, and missed opportunities.
This is important because I love my parents, Lady Gaga and Humpty Dumpty suggests the highly unusual parentage of the writer and I love my parents, Lady Gaga, and Humpty Dumpty does not.

What’s the difference between a cat and a comma? One has claws at the end of its paws and the other is a pause at the end of a clause.

A noun and a verb were dating but they broke up. The verb was too possessive.

In elementary school my sixth grade English teacher asked me to name two pronouns. 
I answered, “Who? Me?”

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

 A woman went into labor and began to say “Couldn’t! Wouldn’t! Shouldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!”

She was having contractions. 

What word should you invite to a tea party?
A proper noun. 

What happened when the verb asked the noun to conjugate? The noun declined.

I just invented a brand new word – plagiarism.

I’m so old that when I was a child there were only 25 letters in the alphabet.
 Nobody knew why.

As writers, we understand that it takes two writers to screw a light bulb into a socket.
The first one screws it in almost all the way in. The second one gives it a surprising twist at the end.

It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.


A sign in a shopping center for a bathroom  that was never used:
This toilet reserved. Only available for
                        Disabled
                        Elderly
                        Pregnant
                        Children

On a door in a bar: This door is alarmed.
On sticky notes attached to the door: The window is startled
And the floor is somewhat taken aback!

5 comments:

KM Rockwood said...

Nice to begin the day with a chuckle! Thank you.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Oh, Warren. Loved the last one.

Kait said...

This is hysterical! Thank you for a lovely start to my day. Happy Friday.

E. B. Davis said...

Hehehe...love these, Warren.

jake devlin said...

Fun ones, Warren! Thank you.

Heard this recently:

"What's up?"
"It's a two-letter word, usually used as an adverb, meaning higher in a vertical direction."

Make up your own for these, folks:

"What's new?"
"What's cooking?"
"What's shaking?"
"What's happening?"