Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Interrupters, digressions, asides, and comments can be set apart by commas, parentheses, and dashes. Explore the options for punctuating interrupters.
Many introductory sentence elements are followed by a comma. Yet not all are. A discussion of comma use with elements at the beginning of a sentence.
Tips for spelling compound words—open, closed, and hyphenated compounds. The Chicago Manual of Style has a great section on spelling compound words.
A reader asked a question about one adjective modifying multiple nouns. There are some choices that are clearly better than others.
Explore novel ways to look at the use of dialogue tags, especially at “said” and other verbs, such as laugh and smile, used as dialogue tags.
Dangling modifiers continue to be a problem that I find in many manuscripts. But they can be easily identified and removed from your stories.
Tips for a mix of writing situations you might have trouble with including weaved or wove, may or might, and set or sit.
A writer asks about comma use with dependent clauses. Includes details about comma use for subordinate clauses before, after, and in the middle of independent clauses.
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.