Anthology, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Site Upgrades

Various items to bring to the attention of the FMOF membership
Posted by Douglas, Dec 6, 2008


Anthology, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Site Upgrades

Posted by Douglas, Dec 6, 2008
This post was written in 19 minutes.

Good morning everyone! Can you believe we're less than 3 weeks away from Christmas? Don't forget - if you're planning to get the 2007 Fifteen Minute Anthology as a Christmas present for friends or family members, the time to do that is now, while you still have some time for it to be shipped before Christmas!

On an unrelated subject, Scribbler and I have been having a brief discussion about an old nursery rhyme/song which I know as Scotland's Burning, and Scribbler knows as London's Burning. Scribber writes: "I find the national differences in culture & language usage really interesting."

I also find this interesting, and it has been brought to my attention recently as I read the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which is all about punctuation. It was written by a British author, and she keeps referring to "how the Americans do it". (In America, we would say "how the British do it." - with the period inside the quotation marks!)

It's hard to imagine, but a book about punctuation can be not only useful but also interesting and entertaining. This is my Christmas pick for this year, for anyone who is interested in writing. If you don't have Eats, Shoots & Leaves...

Get it!

You can get the hardcover version here: hardcover, and the paperback version here: paperback.

On another completely unrelated subject, thanks to those who participated in our Short Story month. There were several stories started, and a couple that got finished. If you haven't seen Ferdinand's Davy Jones, you should check it out. It's not exactly a short story - it's more like an epic poem. But it's a good read.

Finally, I'm hoping, sometime in January or February, to do some upgrades on this site. If you have features you would like to see added to the site, now is the time to let me know! Use the feedback form under "My Page"/"Options" to send me your ideas. Thanks!

Posted by Douglas, Dec 6, 2008


Dec 7, 2008
I have this book, and I can thoroughly recommend it.
   ~Posted by Scribbler, Dec 7, 2008
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