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Sexy Birthday Homonyms: eight & ate

Pardon me, for this blog post contains sexually explicit examples or content. If you are under the age of 18 or just uncomfortable with sexually explicit material, you may want to check out one of these sites about grammar and writing instead.

I’ve celebrated my 8 years in business this September with daily homonyms, and for the last dance, I offer:

The verb ate is the past tense of to eat, as in: Continue reading

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Still Life With Novel #1

Last November, I posted this story of my writing process for novel #1. After I finished writing about pigeons, I returned to this project and have been deep in it ever since. So I thought I’d update.

I snapped the shot above because when I finished the current draft and printed it, I felt proud. Now I’m working with this pile of papers to ensure a few things:

  • the story has a day-by-day rhythm that works
  • I’m using sexy, thematically appropriate language and sentence structure
  • the plot makes sense

So what are we looking at in this photo? That stack of paper beside the butt-end of my hot pink stapler, a pen, and a nail file, consists of:

  • a color-coded, day-by-day plot outline
  • theme-word lists for each of the novel’s four sections (on hot orange paper)
  • an 80,000-word manuscript

Yep, the manuscript has almost doubled in size, so I’m also looking for places I can cut. And I’ve joined a local queer/trans writing group where I hope to find some momentum for this final push. After this draft, I’m looking to sell.

Anybody know an agent or publisher looking for a bisexy romp through deadly sin and snow in San Francisco?

It’s National Grammar Day!

A Tribute to Marina Orlova continues today, the last day of Sexy Grammar Week. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Our last  Hot for Words video addresses a word that’s often associated with grammar: geek. I love her pronunciation.

What is Sexy Grammar?

Sexy Grammar is a lot of things. It’s the fun way I present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—turned on, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

Sex ed luminaries and heroic grammarians have already established March 3rd as America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day, so I’ve declared the whole first week of March for Sexy Grammar! Last year, I nominated three honorary Sexy Grammarians. This year I’m paying tribute to one special superstar, Marina Orlova.

Why Marina?

I have a huge crush on Marina Orlova, the world’s sexiest philologist and an accomplished teacher on the World Wide Web. Besides winning many coveted honors and awards, Marina curates and stars in a library of educational, funny, and sexy videos that explore origins of words and idioms in the English language. I think her motto, “intelligence is sexy,” harmonizes with Sexy Grammar.

Who is the Sexy Grammarian?

That’s me, Kristy Lin Billuni. I’m a writer, teacher, collaborator, and editor whose free Sexy Grammar lessonsaffordable workshops, customized coaching, and boutique manuscript services seduce writers into finishing their projects.

It’s America’s Sexuality Day!

A Tribute to Marina Orlova continues as Ms. Orlova handles masturbation in today’s  Hot for Words video. It’s the perfect word for America’s Sexuality Day and the fourth day of Sexy Grammar Week. Enjoy!

What is Sexy Grammar?

Sexy Grammar is a lot of things. It’s the fun way I present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—turned on, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

Sex ed luminaries and heroic grammarians have already established March 3rd as America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day, so I’ve declared the whole first week of March for Sexy Grammar! Last year, I nominated three honorary Sexy Grammarians. This year I’m paying tribute to one special superstar, Marina Orlova.

Why Marina?

I have a huge crush on Marina Orlova, the world’s sexiest philologist and an accomplished teacher on the World Wide Web. Besides winning many coveted honors and awards, Marina curates and stars in a library of educational, funny, and sexy videos that explore origins of words and idioms in the English language. I think her motto, “intelligence is sexy,” harmonizes with Sexy Grammar.

Who is the Sexy Grammarian?

That’s me, Kristy Lin Billuni. I’m a writer, teacher, collaborator, and editor whose free Sexy Grammar lessonsaffordable workshops, customized coaching, and boutique manuscript services seduce writers into finishing their projects.

A Tribute to Marina Orlova–Sexy Grammar Week, day 3

Are you having fun with Marina Orlova and her amazing Hot for Words videos? So am I. Here, she tackles an idiom, reclaiming eye candy for sexy people everywhere, from Helen Reddy to Chrissy Snow.

What is Sexy Grammar?

Sexy Grammar is a lot of things. It’s the fun way I present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—turned on, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

Sex ed luminaries and heroic grammarians have already established March 3rd as America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day, so I’ve declared the whole first week of March for Sexy Grammar! Last year, I nominated three honorary Sexy Grammarians. This year I’m paying tribute to one special superstar, Marina Orlova.

Why Marina?

I have a huge crush on Marina Orlova, the world’s sexiest philologist and an accomplished teacher on the World Wide Web. Besides winning many coveted honors and awards, Marina curates and stars in a library of educational, funny, and sexy videos that explore origins of words and idioms in the English language. I think her motto, “intelligence is sexy,” harmonizes with Sexy Grammar.

Who is the Sexy Grammarian?

That’s me, Kristy Lin Billuni. I’m a writer, teacher, collaborator, and editor whose free Sexy Grammar lessonsaffordable workshops, customized coaching, and boutique manuscript services seduce writers into finishing their projects.

The Second Annual Sexy Grammar Week: A Tribute to Marina Orlova, day 2

Because it’s impossible to choose just one favorite Hot for Words video, Ms. Orlova’s delightful lessons will be here all week. I offer a humble word today, muscle, just to show you what she can do with it. I just love the part where she tells us to expose our arms!

What is Sexy Grammar?

Sexy Grammar is a lot of things. It’s the fun way I present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—turned on, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

Sex ed luminaries and heroic grammarians have already established March 3rd as America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day, so I’ve declared the whole first week of March for Sexy Grammar! Last year, I nominated three honorary Sexy Grammarians. This year I’m paying tribute to one special superstar, Marina Orlova.

Why Marina?

I have a huge crush on Marina Orlova, the world’s sexiest philologist and an accomplished teacher on the World Wide Web. Besides winning many coveted honors and awards, Marina curates and stars in a library of educational, funny, and sexy videos that explore origins of words and idioms in the English language. I think her motto, “intelligence is sexy,” harmonizes with Sexy Grammar.

Who is the Sexy Grammarian?

That’s me, Kristy Lin Billuni. I’m a writer, teacher, collaborator, and editor whose free Sexy Grammar lessonsaffordable workshops, customized coaching, and boutique manuscript services seduce writers into finishing their projects.

The Second Annual Sexy Grammar Week: A Tribute to Marina Orlova

What is Sexy Grammar?

Sexy Grammar is a lot of things. It’s the fun way I present writing tools and grammar guidelines. But it’s also a philosophy—that writing and art satisfy a human urge to create, not unlike sex. Sexy Grammar is about letting your inner writer be sexy—turned on, engaged, and unapologetic. When you do that, your writing gets sexy, and that attracts readers.

What is Sexy Grammar Week?

Sex ed luminaries and heroic grammarians have already established March 3rd as America’s Sexuality Day and March 4th as National Grammar Day, so I’ve declared the whole first week of March for Sexy Grammar! Last year, I nominated three honorary Sexy Grammarians. This year I’m paying tribute to one special superstar, Marina Orlova.

Why Marina?

I have a huge crush on Marina Orlova, the world’s sexiest philologist and an accomplished teacher on the World Wide Web. Besides winning many coveted honors and awards, Marina curates and stars in a library of educational, funny, and sexy videos that explore origins of words and idioms in the English language. I think her motto, “intelligence is sexy,” harmonizes with Sexy Grammar.

See for yourself in the video below. It’s impossible to choose just one favorite Hot for Words video. Ms. Orlova’s charm forces me to dedicate the whole week to her. I kick it off with the popular, antidisestablishmentarianism, just to give you a taste. Please come back tomorrow for more.

 

Who is the Sexy Grammarian?

That’s me, Kristy Lin Billuni. I’m a writer, teacher, collaborator, and editor whose free Sexy Grammar lessonsaffordable workshops, customized coaching, and boutique manuscript services seduce writers into finishing their projects.