Is literally literally one of the most argued about words on the internet? Maybe. When used as an intensifier, to emphasize something that isn’t true, language pedants are sure to rear their heads and argue “words mean something.” But there… Read More »Is It Okay To Use “Literally” As An Intensifier?
Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay… Read More »Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Hands up. Who heard the rule “avoid split infinitives” before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure there are others there with me. It’s one of the rules that gets repeated frequently—even when those… Read More »Is It Okay To Split Infinitives?
The Kick-Ass Writer is Chuck Wendig’s guide to writing. Composed of a series of listicles, Wendig explains everything from story structure to the publication process. Overview Title: The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, & Earn… Read More »Chuck Wendig’s The Kick-Ass Writer
Who said it? In most cases, your readers will want to know. In fact, when you fail to keep your dialogue clear, you risk your readers getting lost, distracted, or even annoyed. This post will explain how to specify who’s… Read More »How To Write Dialogue: Keeping Your Speakers Clear