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Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

Now that I’ve been reading several books on writing, I’ve come to the conclusion that books on writing should either be funny, matter of fact or zen-like. 638 more words

Review And A Half

Writer Wednesday

Hello all!

No prompt/short story for today’s Writer Wednesday. I thought I’d instead give you some tips! There are many, many books out there that can help unleash the writer within as well as help you hone the skills you already have. 220 more words

Discovering Grammar

Have you ever discovered something new, something that you simply hadn’t thought about before—and suddenly things clicked into place? That’s how I felt when I finally learned more about grammar. 445 more words


3 Not-So-Boring Books about Writing

Books about writing offer helpful information for those of us who didn’t spend four years of college reading Joyce and analyzing British literature. However, like many other instructional manuals, writing how-tos can often be a dismal and boring lot, only really succeeding in turning people off from writing. 253 more words


If you're reading this...

It worked! And you get one extra nod to punctuation (yeah, I’m that person):

“A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. 75 more words

Why we need punctuation – the battle for the apostrophe

I’ve just started re-reading the excellent Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss – a really great book with a ‘zero tolerance approach to punctuation’. If you see yourself as a bit of a punctuation stickler, or your family and friends habitually accuse you of being a pedant, this is definitely a book worth reading. 299 more words


Wild West of Punctuation

The dash is like the Wild West of punctuation. It has no rules. As a writer, I overuse it. I commit other grammatical crimes, too, like my regular use of the sentence fragment, but there’s nothing like a dash to liven up a paragraph. 471 more words