Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Know when to quit when searching for obscure grammar and punctuation rules.
A list of common spellings of interjections and exclamations that are often simply spoken sounds.
Learn how to choose between italics and quotation marks. Learn when more than capital letters are called for and also when capital letters are sufficient.
Adjectives can be paired or grouped to modify a single noun—learn the rules for using multiple adjectives, including the Royal Order of Adjectives. Explanation of coordinate and cumulative adjectives, and tips for using commas with adjectives as well.
The use of there’s for there are—is it acceptable?
An overflow article for comments and questions regarding manuscript formatting.
Help for setting up and using dependent (subordinate) clauses. Tips include when to use commas.
A real-world example used to show the importance of checking sentences to make sure the subject you include is the one you intend for the sentence.
Expletives—there is, there were, it is, it was, and so forth—can make sentences dull. And sometimes they’re just used too often in our writing. Learn how expletives can work either for or against story.
There are rules for numbers in fiction, but the key is consistency. Learn a few of the most common conventions for numbers.