Editing for Grammarphobes: Homophones Revisited
I like to bring up homophones at least once a month, because they are the bane of many writers. As you probably recall, homophones are words that are pronounced alike, but have different definitions or spellings.
Here are two more word sets sure to throw off your spell checker, courtesy of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law.
Palate, Palette, Pallet
The palate is the roof of one’s mouth.
A palette is an artist’s paint board.
A pallet is a bed.
Bicycles have pedals.
To peddle means to sell something.
Free-for-All Flash Fiction Fridays
Thanks again to all who have sent in their work for Flash Fiction Fridays' Free-for-All month, which now is scheduled to run through September. We are still in need of two more pieces, so if you have anything you would like to submit, please send it to email@example.com and put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line. Remember, no themes, no word count, open prompt. The deadline is August 29.