July 2, 2015

The Eternal, Heated, No Good Debate Over The Oxford Comma

By Elizabeth Cameron The Oxford comma. You know the one. That vilified final comma before the “and” in a series of items (though I’m sure Vampire […]
May 15, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Semicolon (and Colon) and When to Use Them (Usually Never)\

Let’s start with the cons. I think Kurt Vonnegut summed it up pretty well: “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: do not use […]
May 8, 2015

When Revising Goes Too Far (It’s True; You Can Revise Too Much)

“Kill your darlings.” If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class or discovered the miracle that is the World Wide Web, you’ve probably heard that neat […]
April 30, 2015

Why It’s OK to Edit as You Go

One of the most common pieces of advice about writing I see is to “turn off your inner editor” and “write a first draft without worrying […]
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