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Two question interview! Welcome C. Lee Mckenzie!!
What's a mistake writers make and how do they fix it?
What shivers my timbers are grammar errors writers make. This one really makes me search for my red pen. “Between you and I.” Arrrg! Please writers, at least get the last vestige of the case system right.
Here’s one that’s not as bad as nails on a blackboard (blackboard’s very outdated, but descriptive): “That story is different than my last one.” No! Repeat after me. “It’s different from. . . .” Of course, I’ve probably made that mistake. It’s sneakier than some.
Here’s another eel of an error. Very slippery and so frequent. It’s about that language only a few speak anymore, and then in very special situations. Latin. i.e. (id est) means “that is” or “in other words.” It shouldn’t be used when you want “for example.” That’s e.g. Okay that’s enough. I don’t like myself much when I go on my prescriptive rants.
(But I love how you rant!! They’re so educational.)
What should I cook for dinner and do you have a recipe for that?
If I’m not in the middle of writing a book—my New York Times bestseller— or a book launch—my soon-to-be starred Kirkus Review book— I love to make Spanikopita. Otherwise, like tonight, it’s pizza from the deli.
Spanikopita is easy and it waits patiently, so you can make it anytime. It’s good hot and at room temp. Take a whole bunch of green stuff: spinach, kale, chard. Chop that up. Let it dry on a towel. Chop up some green onions and let them dry, too. Take some fillo and line a 9X13” baking dish with about three layers and slather on olive oil. Toss all those green chopped things with some olive oil, lemon juice, a T. of rice, 1 or 2 beaten eggs, a dash of cinnamon, salt, pepper and tons of feta. Dump that mix onto the top of your fillo. Cover it with three or four more layers of fillo, slather more olive oil on top and stick it into the oven at 350 for about an hour. Put on your ancient Zorba The Greek movie (Netflix will provide this entertainment) and kick back.
Thanks Lee. Sounds healthy and delicious!
C. Lee McKenzie knows MG, YA, .... And her latest book comes out on Friday!! Congratulations Lee!
Hutchinson McQueen has a rough life and things get rougher when he is sent to juvie for a crime he had no part of - is there hope in such a place when nothing has worked out right before?
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