There are many routes to getting a finished first draft. What’s important to understand is that your first draft is almost never your final draft.
There’s a current vogue about tidying up and decluttering one’s home or life. But sometimes, writers also need to do some decluttering to make reading easier on their audience.
Almost all grammar books describe how to correctly use commas. But here are some situations where a comma would be in the wrong place.
Just like a graphic designer or an agent, an editor should be part of a writer’s team. The editor’s job is to work with you to produce the best possible product.
In principle it’s easy—just put two or more words together to create a new “word”. However, it’s not that straightforward. Following are some guidelines to make sure your writing is as effective as possible.
A cliché or is an expression, phrase, or sentence that has lost its originality and impact because of overuse.
This is a brief post on using the word “of” after the word “couple. Here’s an example from a web page called “How to Speak With a Convincing New Jersey Accent”. The second paragraph starts this way:
A couple things you need to know before you get started:
Notice that there’s no “of” after couple.
Following is some common myths about grammar that are quite mistaken.
When you have clear writing objectives, you’ll never leave your readers guessing about your message.
There are four pillars of good writing, as shown in the graphic above. But there’s one more. Your work needs to be interesting, exciting, or somehow gets and keeps a reader’s attention.