Okay, so maybe I tweaked the Shakespeare quote a bit, but it is a valid question. In short, it all comes down to preference and style. But you’re not here for the short version, right? What is the “Oxford comma”, anyway? (Also known as a “serial comma” or “Harvard comma”.) It’s a punctuation mark between the second – to –… Continue reading "To Use the Oxford Comma, or not to use the Oxford Comma, That is the Question"
Month: July 2017
Show Don’t Tell, You have probably heard this before. Yet how do you actually do it? Here are five steps that you can take to do this. Avoid those adverbs: anything ending in -ly. Toss these verbs — am, is, are, was, was being, will have been, could have been, etc. These not only put you in the passive tense… Continue reading "Show Don’t Tell"
What does it mean to be a writer? Each writer is different, just as each human is unique. You don’t even have to write a book, there are blogs, newspapers, pamphlets, comics, and essays (To name a few.) There are many styles and genres in writing as well. There are several stages of writing any project. I prefer Fiction so… Continue reading "The Stages of Being a Writer"