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Play with words
IF YOU are a " want to be " writer or someone struggling to find his feet in
the game of weaving words, there is help at hand, with several websites providing
This site provides resources for writers. It includes job listings, author interviews,
chat and message boards.
This site contains articles, interviews and resources for screenwriting, freelance
writing, playwriting, novels and non- fiction and business writing.
This is an online community of professional and new writers who face the challenges
of writing with children underfoot. It offers articles, resources, contests and
This is an online directory of literary agents as well as discussion forums,
articles and advice on finding an agent.
This is a website for anybody who loves to read - or aspires to write - bestselling
fiction. There are book reviews and previews, writing advice, an online book shop,
a writer's showcase and Internet links.
Books like films serve two purposes. They help us escape the world we are living in
and also to understand it (the world). And most of us are aware that the habit of
reading is becoming less of a habit and more of a luxury. And that's not good. May
be this post-modern phenomenon of online books (most of them free) would arrest this
This website provides access to over 3000 free classic books.
Here you have a collection of 14,000 English works in various formats. They are free
for personal and non-commercial use.
Here you could read all of Hans Christian Andersen's 168 tales in English.
Here you could read thousands of free online books.
This is an interactive, hyperactive environment dedicated to the enjoyment of
This site lists authors and their works, with news, articles and events.
Meet Sidney Sheldon at his own site.
This is a bi-weekly newspaper that covers current events, comics and discoveries
from the enchanted world of Harry Potter.
This is the publisher's site for the Harry Potter series. It includes chapter
excerpts, discussion guides and fun and games with Harry Potter.
If words are the building blocks of meaning, rhetorical devices are tools for
fashioning the manner in which the meaning is conveyed.This website is an online
guide of rhetorical devices and a glossary of literary
This website is about that fabulous literary device chaismus. Here's a sample chaismus
(mouthed by Churchill) taken from the site. "All I can say is that I have taken more
out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
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- You should have informed her. You cannot say 'You should inform' or 'She informed'.
You don't merely 'inform', you 'inform someone' of something. You have to let the
listener know who that someone is.
As for example,I informed Bala that
there would be a meeting tomorrow."
"Would it be wrong to say 'I informed that there would be a meeting tomorrow'?"
Yes, it would.Then what is the correct? The Principal informed some of the students that
there would be no school tomorrow.
- The word "bimonthly" can mean different things. A magazine or journal that is
published once in two months can be called a "bimonthly". The word can also be used
to refer to a magazine that comes out twice a month. So when someone refers to a
magazine as being a bimonthly, find out from him whether it is twice a month or once
in two months. A magazine that comes out once in four months is called a "quarterly".
A "fortnightly" is one that is published once in two weeks.
- The word for a wife who is excessively fond of her husband:
The word for a man who is excessively fond of his wife -"uxorious"-
The word for a wife who is excessively fond of her husband "maritorious".
It is derived from the Latin "maritus" meaning "husband". But unlike the word
"uxorious", "maritorious" is a word that is seldom heard or used.
- What is the study of flags called?:
The academic study of flags is called "vexillology".
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