Thursday, April 11, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions all the time. Now that I'm writing, they are more about how to use a word or should I even use it.  What lead to the discover of Dr. Grammar was the word hopefully.

Hopefully. Not a bad word but certainly a bland one. While working on the rewrite of my book, Going Native, I'm looking at words closely in an attempt to make sure this is the word, the one that will convey the moment, the feeling of that fragment of scene. I want the butler, Thomas, to be more than hopefully about Lexus not being subject to her father's abuse, more than hopefully in regards to Lexus being shipped off to convent full of nuns for the remainder of her schooling so she won't ask questions about the unwed pregnant natives her father keeps at his compound. The more I looked at hopefully, the less hopeful I was this word conveyed what I wanted.

This lead to a search of the web, and I stumbled upon a gold mine choked full of goodies.  Enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." - Federalist Papers, No. 10, November 23, 1787 - James Madison.

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