Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bea Critical

I admit to being a grammar nerd. I am the sort of person who rubs out unnecessary apostrophes on pub blackboards. I even correct spellings on other people's shopping lists. It is easy to be critical of others.

It's much harder to be self critical. I fail to spot my own gaffes. I suppose I read what I expect to be there, because I wrote it.
The Writers' Forum magazine has a 'First Draft' section every month where readers are invited to deliberately input 20 errors into the work of a published writer. It's an interesting exercise and a bit of fun too. In Issue #161, March 2015 you will find my ruination of an excerpt from 'The Woman Who Died a Lot' by the great Jasper Fforde. To whom I offer my humblest apologies.

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