Applying for the Grammar Police? Take this test!
COMMA POWER! Commas control sentence rhythm. Here’s how!
And a bonus: Don’t always cut “there are” and “It is.” Use them!
BEWARE THE HYPERCORRECTNESS TROLL! He wants you to obsess over “correct grammar” so he can eat your lunch !
New at Just Can’t Help Writing: I share my temptation
to “illogicize”my plots. What’s yours?
“Voice” can keep me reading your book even if I balk at plot glitches. But what is “voice”? Can I define it? Can anyone? I share what “voice” in a writer’s work feels like to me!
Let me know what “voice” means to you!
A sad day for grammar purists: The Washington Post will allow “singular they”!
Check out first chapters and pitches for books I’m working on. I’d love feedback and swaps for beta reads!
Crisis on the first page is overrated.
Start novels with conflict and character.
Make your “props” talk! Every “sip of coffee” can pass on news to your readers about who your characters are and what conflicts they face!