Every writer goes through periods of waiting for their muse to speak up. Gives us a sign, point us in the right direction. Mine spoke up today.
Perhaps my muse is saying “Finish that ___ing short story on the space shuttle Challenger (tentatively titled “Sea of Tranquility”). Maybe it’s an arrow showing me the way on my epic rewrite of Ragnarök Willie. Or, of course, maybe it’s just a double espresso.
But it got me writing.
What is your muse saying? (or not saying?)
Keep on writin’ everyone!
My sci-fi short story, Wobble, has just been published in Perihelion Science Fiction. Check it out.
One of my flash fiction pieces, “Airlock,” was just released as a podcast from Manawaker.
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Question–is that an eighteen-foot-tall frost giant or is it eighteen feet tall?
Answer: yes and yes, except frost giants are typically only fifteen feet tall.
Confused? Me too, so I have been researching. While in spoken English we tend to use the two interchangeably, in written English, well, it’s complicated. The rule is that feet is the plural of foot, so if we write “the frost giant is fifteen feet tall.” That’s easy. But… when used as a hyphenated adjective, we write “the fifteen-foot-tall frost giant.”
Why? I don’t know.
PS — fire giants can grow to thirty feet in height or more. Just saying.
Asked and answered.