I'm honoured to host Author, Mark Bierman, the November Spotlight Author at the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!
Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark’s childhood consisted of chores, horseback riding, snowmobile races, fishing trips to local lakes, and many other outdoor adventures. He was, and remains, an avid reader of many genres.
Transitioning into adulthood also meant moving from the farm into large urban areas that introduced this ‘country boy’ to ‘big city’ life.
Drawing on his many experiences as a private investigator, and later, a correctional officer, Mark combines his unique experiences and imagination to create stories and characters.
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Three grammar “mistakes” that you don’t need to avoid.
Never start a sentence with a conjunction.
And what if you do?
So what? Say the experts. There is no truth to the rule. For proof, check out some of the best works in history. These include Hans Christian Anderson’s, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Francis Bacon’s, Of Death.
Thou shalt not use the word “they” to describe the singular.
It may sound off, but if the gender of the subject is unknown, this an acceptable substitute for “he or she.”
Never use “that” instead of “who” as a pronoun to describe a person.
It’s a matter of preference and style. “That old man who collects bottles for money,” can be swapped for, “That old man that collects bottles for money.”
And there you have it. Mind blown! This blog merely touches the surface when it comes to uncovering the false rules that many of us have held dear to our hearts over the years. I theorize that it’s like the game, Telephone, but on a larger scale, and over a much longer time frame.
As with many beliefs, at times, it’s good to step out and investigate their validity.
Tragedy . . . heartache . . . how much more can Tyler Montgomery and John Webster take? This missions trip, the “healing” one, has only added fresh layers of pain. Construction of an orphanage in Haiti’s northwest . . . yes. But a doomed rescue operation, human traffickers, human anomalies, extreme personal danger . . . risk of death? They hadn't signed up for those.