About Marcia Riefer Johnston

Author of "Word Up!" and "You Can Say That Again"

Do You Feel Bad or Feel Badly?

I admit it: I’m thrilled to see my latest article published today on Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl blog. Loved what I learned in researching this piece. If you nerd out on language, you’ll find some brain candy in here beyond the simple answer to the headline’s question. Dig in, and let me know what you think! Continue reading

Writers, How Much Should You Leave Unsaid?

I chopped off the first four paragraphs, massaged the middle, and refashioned and refashioned the ending—oh, how I wanted to say things there!—until nothing remained but what had happened. Continue reading