Category Archives: General Writing Tips

Repost: 7 Ways Writing Community Can Go Wrong

A few months ago, I shared over on the MS Editors blog about some of the ways that writing community can go wrong. In the time I’ve spend on Twitter lately, I’ve seen writing community also going right: writers have … Continue reading

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Resource for Comma Rules (linked)

Just one more day until 2016’s National Punctuation Day arrives! I’ve been doing a three-day countdown with posts on semicolons and punctuating dialogue, so be sure to take a peek if either of those topics trip you up. Today, I … Continue reading

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Punctuating Dialogue: The Basics

Just two more days until National Punctuation Day! Yesterday, I started a countdown by posting rules for when you should and shouldn’t use semicolons. Today, I want to look at how you should punctuate dialogue. Do you put those punctuation … Continue reading

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Semicolons: 3 places NOT to use them (and 2 that are okay!)

;;; Saturday is National Punctuation Day, and I’m probably a little too excited. If the majority of my students and clients are any indication, most people dread punctuation. It can be confusing, it uses a lot of rules, and it’s … Continue reading

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6 Reasons To Write About Your Holidays

It’s the end of 2015, and the holiday season is almost over. Maybe you’re happy about it—stores will quit playing grating holiday tunes, and you can take back house space from the last of the decorations. Maybe it depresses you … Continue reading

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