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My Fifth Review of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my fifth review of the Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There were 12 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to a 29% reduction in changes when compared to revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

My Fifth Review of One Small Step

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I have completed my fifth review of One Small Step. This chapter sets the mood for the Grand. The story revolves around the staff doing damage control after a maid ends up in the forbidden wing of the hotel.

There were 45 modifications made to this 6 page chapter leading to a 13% reduction in changes when compared to revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

 

Indian-Spiced Chicken with Rice and Vegetables

featured-indian-spiced-chicken-rice-veg-redux-webA straight-forward ready-to-serve recipe.  Made with chicken breast, long-grain rice, vegetable medley and spices this meal offers it all.

Guests often opt to eat this meal with a bit of Ranch dressing to complement the spiced chicken and rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of curry
  • 1 pound (450 g) of boneless, skinless chicken breast (halved)
  • 1½ cups (355 ml) of frozen mixed vegetables*
  • 2 garlic cloves (3 to 5 mg) pressed
  • 6 ounces (180 ml) of long grain rice
  • 2 cups of (470 ml) of chicken broth
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of sliced almonds (roasted)

Preparation

  1. Combine first five ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Halve and pat dry chicken. Rub combined ingredients on both sides of the chicken.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Oil a large skillet and over medium-heat add chicken.  Cook each side until browned. Remove chicken from heat.
  5. Place mixed vegetables on the skillet for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add garlic and rice to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes while stirring frequently.
  6. Place curry then broth into skillet.  Bring to a boil, if broth does not already boiling.
  7. Place in a large baking dish, even out the rice and vegetables.  Add in chicken, cover in aluminium foil then place in the oven for 35 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, remove aluminium foil, make sure that the meat is no longer pink at the center.
  9. Optionally top the dish with roasted sliced almonds.
  10. Can be served with a side dish of Ranch dressing to complement the chicken and rice.

* I like to use President’s Choice Bangkok-Style Vegetables.  This is a vegetable medley of broccoli florets, julienne carrots, whole green beans, cut baby corn, red bell pepper strips, onion, sliced mushrooms and sugar snap peas.

Yet Another End of a Cycle

Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind

The_Grand_Bravo_Revision_3I have completed my fourth review of the Grand. This review marked a 46% drop in overall corrections when compared to the previous revision. Hadrian’s Legacy had the most substantial drop at 71%. Ethereal Nights stood at the opposite end of the spectrum with a 1% increase in changes.

Overall there were 1,288 corrections done over the whole of the Grand giving us an average of 72 changes per chapter. This review differs  from the others, because the last three chapters saw little to no improvement in generated changes.

Here is a summary of the above:

  • Overall a 46% drop in modifications when compared to revision two;
  • 1,288 modifications for the entire work;
  • 72 modifications per chapter;
  • Hadrian’s Legacy had the fewest changes at leading to a 56% decrease; and
  • Ethereal Nights stood at the opposite end of the spectrum with a 1% increase in changes.

While the decrease in change numbers has not been consistent, I do not view this as a bad thing. When reviewing the Portrait I found a similar behaviour, which may be related to my mood or a change in perspective.  Either way, this means there are at least two revisions left for The Grand.

Yet Another Revision of Ghoul Hunters

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I have completed my fourth review of Ghoul Hunters. In this modern day chapter, a group of paranormal researchers discover the truth about the Grand.

There were 135 modifications made to this 15 page chapter leading to a 16% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.