Tag Archives: Writing

Comma Gain?

Punctuation rules are confusing, particularly those surrounding commas, semi-colons, and dashes. In this post, I tackle the comma: when to use it, and how much is too much. The Oxford Comma The Oxford Comma refers to the comma used to … Continue reading

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Glints of Light on Broken Glass: the Art of Showing in Writing

Some of the first things new writers are told is to write what you know, and to show, and not tell. Russian playwright and author Anton Checkhov is credited with having said “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show … Continue reading

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Join the Ultimate Reading Quest!

WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE READING QUEST. Happy New Year from all the Authors in the Ultimate Reading Quest! This year myself, and all the Quest authors, want you to enjoy your reading experiences more than ever! … Continue reading

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Everything I need know about Allusion I learned from “The Big Bang Theory”

Allusion is when a reference to something–a person, place, thing, or work of literature–is mentioned in a story. The idea is that people get what the reference means and the connection brings a deeper meaning to the reader’s experience. As an … Continue reading

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