Category Archives: The Inner Adult

Taming a writing gremlin: Disorganization!


Hi strangers!  It feels like a long time since we posted here.  Someone ::cough, cough, Imma:: tends to be a little disorganized.  So, we have been working on that.  I have to confess that I contribute to the problem with my perfectionism, but if you tell Imma I said that, I’ll deny it!   So, what did …

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Gram and Poetry


  Hello there!  Pull up a chair and a cup of coffee (tea, pop, …) and let’s talk about poetry.  No, you didn’t get the name wrong.  I, Gram, also dabble in poetry, but it is not my ‘thing’.  When I so, I, rather than playing with ideas as Imma is wont to do, play with the words, structures, styles, …

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Introducing my mini-Gram


I talk a lot about my Grand monster son here, because he gives me a lot of fodder for posts.  I do have 3 granddaughters as well.  Today, I will introduce you to Gram’s mini-me.  Her name is Kerstin, and she is 10 years old. This child is not the one to get all the …

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Grams rules of writing


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Gram’s quotes continued


  “Arguments over grammar and style are often as firece as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.”  Jack Lynch   As you all have seen through our posts here, the argument did not start with us.  It will not end with us either.   ~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~ …

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When is passive not passive?


MJ Logan  (aka Michael L. Williams) of  MJ Logan stopped by and left a very good comment.  He took my sentence (admittedly not the best example) and pointed out that it was not passive voice at all.  He states that “While every passive voice sentence contains a form of the verb ‘to be’, not every sentence that …

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