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Makiki Christian Church
Ground Floor Classroom
829 Pensacola St. Honolulu
(turn left on ELM - just before church --for entrance to parking lot on right)
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This month’s meeting is a manuscript critique. It will be at the conference room in Makiki Christian Church located on Pensacola St. between Elm and Rycroft from 7PM to 9PM, Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
Those wishing to read a manuscript should insure it is no longer than 5 pages, double spaced, at least font size 12 and enough copies so everyone can follow along, usually at least ten copies.
JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE. Please send in your check for $15.00 for your 2013 membership. Please fill out and include the information at the bottom of the form so we can publish a membership roster for everyone. It will be good to again interact with each other like we used to in years past. For some reason if you do not wish your contact information to be published, please so indicate.
The January meeting of the executive committee meeting was held Sunday evening, 7PM, January 27 at Makiki Zippy’s. Those present were Dacy Armstrong, Marsha Gibson, Amy Takemoto, and John Frederick.
John as acting Treasurer gave the treasurers report. Room at the church has been paid for 2013, Nine members have paid their 2013 dues, Balance in the account is $ 509.68.
We discussed re-instating the notebook with bylaws, membership list and contact info, information about National, and other helpful writing tips. These would be given to each new member. All agreed that Dacy and Robert would work to generate the notebooks.
We discussed the agenda for the next several meetings. It was agreed that Guest speakers would be given the first hour and that the second hour would be manuscript critiques. The schedule for the next several months is as follows:
February Manuscript Critique
March How to use our Social network by Barbara and John
April Manuscript Critique
May Guest speaker, John Frederick on how to ghost write someone’s life story.
Next meeting was scheduled for just after the March monthly meeting.
Here are some helpful clarifications on grammar rules. Thank you, Millie Dicksion!, forwarded by Marsha Gibson
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January 23, 2013
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Affect vs. Effect (and Other Grammar Rules)
Q: Could you share some insight on the proper usage of the words affect and effect?
The misuse of the words "affect" and "effect" is such an epidemic that some folks are considering assembling regional support groups to deal with the problem. But while the words are often used incorrectly, deciding whether to use affect or effect isn't as tough to as you may think. Let me explain.
"Affect" is generally used as a verb: A affects B. The eye-patch affected my vision. In this sentence, the eye-patch (A) influenced my vision (B).
"Effect," on the other hand, is almost exclusively used as a noun: A had an effect on B. Acting like a pirate has had a negative effect on my social life.
So the basic rule of thumb is that "affect" is almost always a verb and "effect" is usually a noun. There are deviations from this, but when in doubt, stick to the rule. If you need help remembering, think of this mnemonic device: The action is affect, the end result is effect.
Want More Grammar Rules?
When it comes to grammar, "affect vs. effect" is just one of the many sets of words that writers (and non-writers) often confuse. Here's a list of 8 other word sets that are commonly misused-and simple explanations on how to use the correctly.
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