Book Review – Elements of Style by Strunk and White.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes about the book “The Elements of Style” written by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White.  It is an excellent reference book for English grammar and style.

The book goes over elementary rules of usage with a few specific examples.  Then it covers rules of composition and a few examples of form.  Then it lists words and expressions often misused.  And finally it lists reminders about style.

I believe this book to be a jewel among writing style and grammar books.  It is a very good read and an excellent reference.  It is listed in my Recommended Books page.



I love but…a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes a poem for The Dominant, an excerpt from her second book.  She writes for NaPoWriMo and is writing a poem every day for the month of April.

I love.

But you set me up.

The bad are after me

Because of you.

How can I forgive.

But I do.

Remember the good.

Remember me.


Be smart.  Be safe.

They are after you.

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The Dominant 2 … a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar has written another poem, this time about The Dominant, my second book.  She writes for NaPoWriMo every day until the end of April.

You dominate.

I let you.

You protect.

Thank you.

You are better.

Thank you.

With love and trust

We can make our love stronger.

Dominate and be better.


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Fear … a poem.

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Meredith Gibraltar writes another poem from her first book Stephen.  She belongs to NaPoWriMo and writes a poem every day until the last day of April.  She suffers from anxiety and this is shown in the poem.


I fear.

I tremble.

Will they get me today?

Or will a stay calm and face my fear.

I am guided.

With love and calm I will conquer my fear

and be able to function as always.

I face my fear.

The memories return.

I stay calm and think of you.

You have helped in the past.

I think of you Steve.

I fear less.

Thank you.

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Book Review – Stephen King – “On Writing”

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Meredith Gibraltar is reading “On Writing” by Stephen King.  It is an excellent book about being a writer.

The book begins with stories about Stephen King’s life and how he progressed as a writer.  It is well written and interesting.  The next part of the book is about the tools you use to write.  That would be vocabulary, grammar and style.  Then he talks about strong sentences and paragraphs.

He recommends a book called “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White.

He goes further to say that books consist of narration, description and dialogue.  Narration is the progression from point A to point B and at the end to point Z.  Description creates a reality for the reader.  Dialogue brings the characters alive.

I could not put the book down and read half of it yesterday.  I should be finishing it up today.  It is a must read if you are a writer.  I know that Stephen King is famous but have never read his books because I don’t like horror.  But the ease with which I read the book shows that he is an excellent writer.

I would rate this book 5/5.  Cheers!

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