Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
When you can’t find rules for punctuation or grammar, sometimes simply choosing an option and then being consistent with that choice is all the answer you need.
The basics on nouns, how they can be used, and how they can be identified.
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?
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.
Tone, mood, and style—three of the elements of fiction—each contribute to the feel of a story. Learn what each is and how they affect one another.
Does grammar matter? If so, to what degree? Is it more important to be grammatically correct or to write the way people speak today? An exploration of prescriptive and descriptive language and grammar in fiction.