Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
A list of resources for grammar and punctuation as well as style and usage. Introduction to a series on very specific questions regarding usage.
Tips for a mix of writing situations you might have trouble with including weaved or wove, may or might, and set or sit.
Know when to quit when searching for obscure grammar and punctuation rules.
The use of there’s for there are—is it acceptable?
There are rules for numbers in fiction, but the key is consistency. Learn a few of the most common conventions for numbers.
Is it a comma before which or before who or before that? Are there really rules and do I have to follow them in my fiction? Tips for comma use with essential and non-essential phrases and clauses.
No matter what some expert says, you don’t have to write every day to be a real writer.
Who says you can’t use incomplete sentences in fiction? If you were taught that “rule” in school, take your liberty and write in sentence fragments if you want to. Keep in mind, however, than not all incomplete sentences work.
There is not only one way to write a sentence, a scene, a chapter, or a story. Writing a novel isn’t only about plugging in words and events and scenes in accordance with a formula. It’s writing with skill and artistry.
Apparently some in the writing community think semicolons have no place in fiction. But all punctuation has a purpose and can be put to use in novels and short stories.