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A few things every prose writer needs

A recent poll revealed that among respondents over fifty, ‘publish a novel’ has displaced ‘have an extra-marital affair’ as the most cited ambition. Perhaps so many people aspire to write because all you need to get started is a pen and paper or something to type on. 684 more words

Getting Started

Grammar and Mechanics

Grammar and Mechanics (spelling, punctuation): Grammar relates to sentence structure: run-on sentences, misplaced commas, parallelism (the concept that idea in a sentence should be presented in parallel form. 249 more words


Pompous, Punky, Punctuation

Pompous, Punky, Punctuation!

Okay, here we go this is everything I think you need to know about punctuation.

Sentence Enders

The most important and basic things that everyone should know about punctuation is that there are three symbols that end a sentence. 1,210 more words


Some 'Splainin' About Colons (the Punctuation Kind)

Did you catch the I Love Lucy Christmas Special on December 7? The one-hour show comprised “The Christmas Episode” and “Job Switching.” In the latter, Lucy and Ethel tried, but ultimately—and hilariously—failed to keep up with the chocolate factory’s conveyor belt. 450 more words