In my last post, I mentioned that after a few months working on my first novel, I decided I needed to educate myself on writing. I started wondering which books I bought first and now I think it was Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale. You can see from… Continue reading Sin and Syntax
Your sentence deserves a good beating!
Do you hear the music in your writing? I’ve finished another round of red-pencil editing on my manuscript and next week I’ll start a read through. This time I’ll be reading aloud and recording it. Yes, I know, novels and short stories aren’t usually read aloud, but the voice in our heads is not really… Continue reading Your sentence deserves a good beating!
Grammar, sweet grammar!
Did you know the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar and MSN Encarta have designated March 4 as National Grammar Day? NO? NO! Well, then, why not take a grammar quiz just so you can hold your head up high and proclaim you observed this marvelous day? http://www.syntaxis.com/index/grammar_quiz/grammar_quiz/