Diane brought several examples of books printed by various printers including Friesens and CreateSpace. These were discussed. It was followed by talk of including an author photo within the book or on the back cover.
The five members present discussed Diane’s writing submitted at the September meeting. Then Jayne shared a short piece for review.
The comma was discussed regarding separating two independent clauses joined by ‘and’. Here’s what I’ve found on Purdue OWL: If the comma can be replaced with a period and the ‘and’ removed, and the sentence(s) still make sense, then a comma is needed.
- The rain fell on the field, and the wind blew the plastic against the shed. [The rain fell on the field. The wind blew the plastic against the shed.]
- The dogs continued to yelp at the geese overhead, and the cat sat on the sill watching with interest. [The dogs continued to yelp at the geese overhead. The cat sat on the sill watching with interest.]
- Dragons of all colours took flight, and the dwarf who commanded them stood on the ridge. [Dragons of all colours took flight. The dwarf who commanded them stood on the ridge.]
The next writers meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 19, 2013, and then we break until January.