Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Like a Martini ... for the Ears

It's been a long time since we've posted, but we have good reason. Our first novel comes out in June, and we have been busybusybusy honing it to perfection. One round of copy editing, two rounds of proofreading, and a stronger glasses prescription later, we think it's ready for the world. The misspelling in the title is on purpose.

(Go here for more information about the novel.)

Meanwhile, National Grammar Day gallops toward us on bright and clattering hooves. John McIntyre of The Baltimore Sun, he of the delightfully cranky* You Don't Say blog, has recorded an audio version of the Grammar Noir he wrote in 2009 to celebrate the first National Grammar Day.

You really must listen.

And then, for National Grammar Day on March 4, we invite you to pin the apostrophe in the contraction. Either that, or remove it from the possessive. Yes! We believe in having that much fun!

May the fourth be with you!

* We like him even if we do not always agree on grammar or the virtues of shaking vs. stirring a grammartini.)


Little Willow said...

Welcome back to the blog! :)

Rosen Creature said...

missed you! thanks for the update.

I saw this and thought of SPOGG http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2012/02/16/book-review-babels-dawn/

Sue @ Kid Lit Reviews. said...

Love the comic!

danish said...

Developing a solid foundation in English grammar will not only help you create your own sentences correctly but will also make it easier to improve your communication skills in both spoken and written English.

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