What? Nouns of direct address? Was that the name of an ‘80s rock group? Perhaps—but it more widely refers to an oft-ignored rule for the use of the comma. Care should be taken with all punctuation, but perhaps commas can be the most subtle and slippery of all. Care? Judiciousness with their uses? Oscar Wilde […]
Accepting guest posts can present a serious risk for publishing websites
What kind of a copywriter are you? I know you are probably first and foremost a novelist, a poet, an essayist, a reviewer, a blogger, a struggling, aspiring writer, or perhaps even one of our many bestselling authors.
Getting into the habit of avoiding these pitfalls and landmines will get any writer one step closer to their goal, and believe me, your readers will appreciate it and enjoy the story all the more.
“Please tenderly tender a tender.” – A humorous story built largely around homonyms!
I propose that action can SHOW who is speaking in such a much stronger way and take your manuscript at least two more rungs up the ladder.
A writer should understand to a point where it is second nature that writing a piece of fiction is the art of simulating everyday language…
Editing is a process. Sometimes writers go through editing grief. If this happens to you, please don’t feel bad, it’s very common. It’s next to impossible to edit your own work.
To any writer living beyond the borders of the United States, and I strongly suspect inside them, MS Word is a pain in the butt. Why do I say this? Let me give you a couple of for instances.
“The grammar’s atrocious, but the music is great.”