The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer

The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer Having read many indie books now, I’ve noticed something. A voice, somewhere in my head, starts exploding in rage when these authors commit horrible crimes against me. All right, let me correct myself. This doesn’t only happen with indie books. I’ve encountered this voice while reading industry published … Continue reading The Fine Line of Your Internal Writer

To Beat a Grammarian: Bold Lettering

To Beat a Grammarian: Bold Lettering Wow! Looking in on this one, I was genuinely taken aback. Turns out quite a few of us use this baby wrong, but I can see where the disconnect happens. First off, a word emboldened in text pops out and grabs attention like nothing else, so you think, hey, … Continue reading To Beat a Grammarian: Bold Lettering

To Beat a Grammarian: Dangling Modifiers

To Beat a Grammarian: Dangling Modifiers As a writing teacher to ESL students, I don’t much encounter this problem as often as teachers state-side might. My students follow the patterns they’ve learned extensively and try more for quantity than quality. That being said, I do prep all my students with something my university professor told … Continue reading To Beat a Grammarian: Dangling Modifiers

To Beat a Grammarian: Colon

To Beat a Grammarian: Colon Unlike other posts, I can firmly say I’ve never had a hankering for the colon. There’s just something about it that feels so cold, so formal—and yet, it’s up in this post’s title. For this reason, I can’t refuse its usefulness. Just saying, other punctuation marks rank higher in my … Continue reading To Beat a Grammarian: Colon

Redbone

Redbone (Adult) By Matt Phillips Rating  PRE-ORDER NOW!!! Synopsis Calvin Redbone’s life is pretty monotonous. He wakes up, swings his Louisville slugger, walks to work, and eight hours later, comes back home. His life would’ve stayed this way if not for one horrible day that uproots everything. And when things change, Redbone becomes unhinged.   … Continue reading Redbone

Edit! Edit! Edit!

Edit! Edit! Edit! (My Top Three Editing Requests) I am not the type of person to break out the red pen or whip out a degrading comment in the sake of upholding the holy edict of grammar. Anyone with a halfway decent education should have perspective enough to know language—hey!—it changes, and so do the … Continue reading Edit! Edit! Edit!