When did you last open a dictionary? Was it to make sure you`ve spelled a word correctly? To check the meaning of a word you didn’t know? Or to make sure it was the right word for the context. If you didn’t have a dictionary on your desk, did you search an online dictionary
Jeff Goins, writer, weighs in heavily on the power of a headline:
“So often, the headline is the most neglected part of writing an article. People (writers) just gloss over it without taking much time to consider it. In their minds, it’s the cherry on top. No, Friends. It’s not. The headline is the sundae.”
You’ve looked through the guidelines and editor’s notes a second time after researching, outlining and writing the article, and you realize there’s one thing you missed, or forgotten. There are at least a hundred more words than the editor wants.
I read the book in school and loved it. It was a story set in nature….of a wolf….and seeing things from the animal’s perspective.
But the story wasn’t only about an animal…it was about human nature…and violence, decency and redemption.
So you want to write a mystery novel? There is a really simple formula making the rounds now.
Betsy, the heroine (yes it is always a she) just moved to a small town from the big city, leaving her jilted lover behind. He will harass her at some future point by interrupting her new love affair and/or attacking her verbally and/or physically. He will leave in disgrace, having repented and finally seeing the error of his ways.
You might recognize this saying, a feather in your cap, or you may have never heard the term.
Meaning of the Idiom
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, a “feather in your cap” came from the late 17th century and originally meant a sign of foolishness