Monthly Archives: April 2010

Punctuation Point: The Semicolon

The semicolon is useful, though often misunderstood, piece of punctuation. Today’s lesson shows you how to use the semicolon with confidence. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Poetic Terms

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of that, this week’s vocabulary words are all poetry terms. Continue reading

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Writers’ Day

The author spends a day with other writers and finds inspiration aplenty. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Bad Guys

I recently found a great list on Wordnik that defines different kinds of bad guys. Which bad guy are you? Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Editor

You’ve crafted your writing with all the skills and art you posses . But at some point, you have to let someone else handle your copy. You have to hire an editor. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: Easily Confused Words

This week’s vocabulary list deals with words that are often misused. Rise above the rest by getting your words right the first time. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Misplaced Modifiers

Misplaced modifiers can cause you to say something you don’t mean. Learn how to identify and fix them in today’s Grammar Bite. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: New Lit Types

Writer David Shields recently spoke at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth, NH, asking whether literature is really a relevant way to tell stories anymore. While the Internet offers us so many new ways to tell stories, by the looks of this … Continue reading

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The Grammar Devotional: Learn Something New Today

I’ve been listening to the Grammar Girl podcast for years. It offers grammar lessons in plain English. The Grammar Girl widget sits to the right of this column (scroll down and take the quiz!). I guess you could say I’m … Continue reading

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