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Marking Thoughts

Last month, I detailed the conventions of setting off dialogue in narrative.  This week, I figured I would follow up with the same for characters’ thoughts. 1,125 more words


Drivel from a life less wasted.

One day you wake up.
And this is your life.

You’ve landed as a writer: this is going to be one hell of a… 159 more words


Calligraphy: skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art

i.e. not handwriting.

I was so glad to learn this at my first calligraphy lesson because to be quite honest, mine is not all that great. 141 more words


Why do some titles get quotation marks and other titles get italics?

I offer a whole page on this website that tells you exactly what kinds of titles get italicized and what kinds of titles need quotation marks instead. 306 more words

Craft Of Writing

You don't read with your head but with your heart

As it is just after Valentine’s Day, I thought this would be an apt subject to write about. Technical writing is one of the most conservative corners of the documentation/writing world. 226 more words

Technical Writing