I’m not ready for Apple watches wearing employees. How about you? (CMSWire.com, can you spare a hyphen?) Continue reading
How do you write a sentence that someone will want to read? This infographic spells it out.
Please join me in celebrating the release—today, April Fools’ Day—of my second book, You Can Say That Again: 750 Redundant Phrases to Think Twice About. You won’t find any April Fools’ jokes in this post; the timing is coincidental. I admit, though, I like the idea of this lighthearted book coming out on this lighthearted day.
Good-bye, HowToWriteEverything.com. Hello, Writing.Rocks. That’s Writing Dot Rocks.
It’s March 4. Do you know what day it is? National Grammar Day! Continue reading
Join the conversation as a panel of bookselling aficionadios talk about the changing landscape of bookselling.
Today, December 14, is Plain English Day, a day for celebrating the “campaign against gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information.”
When you wonder whether to put commas around an appositive, imagine those commas as greased skids causing the appositive to lose its grip on the adjacent words and slide out of sight. Does the remaining sentence still make sense? If so, use those slippery commas. If not, don’t.
Thanks to writing coach Nina Amir, founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), November now beckons to writers of nonfiction, too.
One of my LavaCon workshop attendees, Yvette Daniel, took this photo at her office. Apparently, some of her colleagues didn’t take me seriously about the be-verb thing. I warned them. Hey, her company has new job openings. Anyone interested?