BATTLE IS LOST: Welcome to “Singular They”!

A sad day for grammar purists: The Washington Post will allow “singular they”!

Puzzled writer
Can I use “they”?

Today at Just Can’t Help Writing! Build Character with Stage Business!

Make your “props” talkBOOKS SUCCESS! Every “sip of coffee” can pass on news to your readers about who your characters are and what conflicts they face!

NEW AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING! How Much Grammar Do You Need? Part V: Rules Erudite People Break (and other erudite people notice)

Four rules I’ve seen broken in some rather surprising places. But these are the kinds of rules agents and editors are likely to notice.  Do you have candidates for this list? http://wp.me/p1KFmw-6H

At Just Can’t Help Writing: Grammar Rules You DON’T Need!

Check out my latest installment of “How Much Grammar Do You Need?” I argue that these three rules can safely be ignored. They aren’t even real “rules”! http://wp.me/p1KFmw-6g