We’re doing it! TQ Poet and I have continued to motivate each other to write. We met again last evening and brought several new projects and ideas to mull over. We’ve decided to pursue the nanowrimo this year. I’ve done it several years now, but always fade after a few days, because I really don’t Read More →

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Very excited to meet up with an old friend, who will remain anonymous. She and I spent many an evening discussing novels, poetry, and prose years and years ago. We have both dusted off our “works” and will begin meeting regularly in order to gain some writing inspiration. I need this regular influx of conversation Read More →

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Q. Hi, Chicago—I’m replying to your e-mail answer more than seven years later because I’m still trying to wrap my head around punctuating sentences like these: She was still so shocked, it took her a while to find her voice. He was so fixated on his game, he had no idea I’d entered the room. Do Read More →

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Here’s an article that highlights the most common grammar mistakes. Listen up, people! The number one mistake is one that I am constantly finding when proofreading materials… Affect vs. effect. The easiest way to remember the difference between the two is that “affect” means “to influence.” So if you’re going to influence something, you will Read More →

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One of my (many) pet grammar peeves is the overuse of exclamation points. I’m not sure if the interrobang will improve things or result in more problems. The application of the interrobang is pretty straightforward. According to Wikipedia: A sentence ending with an interrobang asks a question in an excited manner, expresses excitement or disbelief Read More →

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