Posts Tagged: grammar

A crying shame

What a waste. It was an ugly experience running through my first book again and correcting the constantly repeated error I made.  Ugly, but necessary. One of the most basic rules of grammar:  punctuation goes inside the quotation marks.  I messed that up on probably 70% of the times it appeared in the book.  70%!!!… Read more »

Editing as a second language

I mentioned recently that I had joined a review group to help drum up greater awareness for my books.  This is different from a writers group, a place where writers read and critique work within the group in order to improve the writing and the writer.  The purpose of the review group is strictly to… Read more »

Writing by the book

“Writing week” continues on the JMD blog.  Now, read on… There must be dozens, probably hundreds of books written about writing.  How to, what’s good, what it means… there is no shortage of analysis. And I haven’t read any of them. That doesn’t suggest I think they’re bad.  Nor does it correspondingly suggest my writing… Read more »