Deborah’s Diary

[caption id="attachment_9283" align="alignleft" width="960"] Don't let rejection get you down.[/caption] Celebrating Rejection One of my writing groups awards chocolates for successes. We celebrate requests for manuscripts, getting an agent or publisher, publishing a book, finishing writing a book, finishing a chapter. We celebrate any success we can...

[caption id="attachment_9253" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Would've Could've Should've[/caption] It's a common mistake. We see it all the time, especially on Facebook posts. Posters write SHOULD OF instead of SHOULD HAVE or SHOULD'VE, COULD OF instead of COULD HAVE or COULD'VE. It's an understandable mistake. Our ears hear...