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If You Want to Write, Master Grammar

First, I am really not the world’s foremost expert on grammar issues.  I suck at figuring out whether to use lay vs. lie.  Just suck at it.  And it seems I have a may vs. might issue as well. So, … Continue reading

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Writing Style vs. Grammar

When I was in school and learning grammar (which I hated–I swore I’d misuse whom ’til the day I died just to spite certain grammar zealots like my friend’s mom), grammar was presented as some sort of absolute set of … Continue reading

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Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up

This is a consolidation post to get all the grammar/word usage/spelling links I’ve posted into one post and to consolidate my personal list of words I’ve seen misused or misspelled. But I’ll give one bonus link to a new article … Continue reading

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Doing a final read through

I’m about 100 pages into a final read through of the novel.  This is the fifth(?) draft of the novel, although, quite frankly, it doesn’t really matter which draft it is. So, let’s see what I’ve done so far: Draft 1: What I … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read!

I’ve said it before, but it’s time to say it again.  If you want to be a writer, you need to read.  You need to read a lot.  And, once you know what type of writing you want to do, you … Continue reading

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The basics – using apostrophes

I was reading a blog yesterday (not anyone who follows this one) and noticed a pretty blatant apostrophe error.  In this case it was an omission.  The blogger wrote something about staying at a hotel and the hotel’s pool, but wrote … Continue reading

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A little random humor (and a bit of a reading challenge)

If today is anything like yesterday (the first three times I tried to think that sentence, I had it backwards – “If yesterday is anything like today.  No, no…other way.”), this is the last chance I’ll have to make a blog … Continue reading

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A kitchen sink post…

My backbrain is currently percolating a post on picking your betas, but it’s not quite ready to go.  So, in the meantime, I figured I’d do a post of randomness that alone wouldn’t warrant much of a post, but together … Continue reading

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One space versus two

Since I mentioned the whole spacing issue in an earlier post, I felt compelled to write this one since that one might have created a wrong impression for anyone who wants to be a writer/author. There seems to be a fairly strong consensus in … Continue reading

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Grammar revisited

Yesterday someone on one of the boards I lurk linked to a highly entertaining Cracked.com piece called 7 Commonly Corrected Grammar Errors (That Aren’t Mistakes).  For me, the link was incredibly timely because I was just about to send out … Continue reading

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