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Grammar Police Monday & Nick's Anthology

I know you wordsmiths are here for your GPM fix, but bear with me. I have an important announcement first. 

Nick Wilford got the Overcoming Adversity anthology produced in record time. It's already available for purchase! I hope you'll get yourself a copy and tell all your friends about it, too. Not only is there some wonderful content in this book, the proceeds from its sale benefit Nick's son.

Cover designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) 
from a concept by Ella Wilson.

A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

Purchase Links:

The anthology is currently available in e-book format. 
Paperback coming soon.

Don't forget to shelve it, mark it 'to read,' and rate it on Goodreads

I guess this means I'm officially a published author! :D

Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at


And now for GPM . . .

Clamor vs Clamber
Clamor (n.) a loud uproar, as from a crowd; a loud noise. A clamor arose when the singer took the stage.

Clamber (verb) to climb with difficulty, using both the feet and hands; climb awkwardly. The child clambered onto the bed and dove under the covers when lightening flashed and thunder boomed.

Pedal vs Peddle vs Petal
A pedal (n. or verb) is a foot-operated control, as on a bicycle or piano, whereas peddle (verb) means to carry goods from place to place and sell them. Charlie pedals his bike and peddles his wares all over town.

Petal (n.) refers to the colored, leaf-like segments of a flower. The flower girl scattered rose petals down the aisle.


Thanks for visiting. :)


  1. What's all this clamor about? Huzzah for Overcoming Adversity! Wishing Andrew the very best. (:

  2. WOW...!! That is record time! Must shoot over to Nick's next :) Thanks for another GPM, too ;)

  3. I could definitely get pedal and peddle mixed up - don't think I was too clear on that!

    Thanks for the shout. It's been a bit of a scramble getting it out but hey, I know formatting now! Will let everyone know when the paperback's here.

  4. Congrats to Nick.

    Now clamber is a new word for me. No, wait, peddle too. TWo new words learned! Thanks! :)

  5. I always enjoy your grammar tips! Such fun and education all in one spot. Glad we could join forces with Nick for such a great cause.

  6. Congratulations, Nick. And as always, love the Monday tips.

  7. Yay for Nick. I've seen his book everywhere and will download my copy in support of his son's education.

  8. I didn't know the grammar police were out and about. I hear I'm on they're "Most Wanted" list :)

    Congrats to Nick!

  9. Congrats and good luck to Nick! You picked a good set of homophones, Constable Grammar, ma'am. ;-)

  10. Awesome post. All the best to Nick and Andrew.

  11. I tend to get clamor and clamber confused, but I don't use either too often.

    I'm very excited for Nick. The stories I read online were all excellent.

  12. Congratulations to Nick and Andrew! :)

  13. Cheers to Nick n' Andrew! :D

  14. yay for the anthology!
    and yay for homophones! thanks for the lesson =)

  15. Woot! for Andrew and Nick! Hope everyone gets a copy. :)

    I'm off to peddle my writing...

  16. Best wishes to Nick and Andrew!
    Thanks for the grammar lesson too!


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