ORGANIC: all elements of a good literary work are interdependent upon each other to create an emotional or intellectual whole*.


If you spotted the word organic and assumed that this blog was going to be about fresh carrots or whole milk, you have the wrong blog…at least for today.   Instead, I want to explore the meaning of the word organic as it is used in conversations relating to concepts, as those employed by authors. Organic […]

JIBE or JIVE?: common error

I have to admit that I had to look up the answer to this dilemma before I was confident enough to raise the question.   When someone says that something doesn’t line up properly, should they say That just didn’t jibe properly…or…. That just didn’t jive properly I thought I knew the answer, but everyone around […]