There’s a little thing I’d like to discuss with all of you. We’ve all been guilty of it at some point. Maybe someone pointed it out to us afterwards. Maybe we discovered it ourselves. Who knows how many are still out there, lurking in all the lines we’ve ever written. Tiny! Get to the point!… Continue reading Comma Splices: Forget the Hot Glue Gun. Get the Scissors!
Do You See What I See? I’ve always had a very deep love for language, especially the written word, in all its forms. I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. I mostly loved the stories that put me right in the middle of the action–the stories that played out before my eyes… Continue reading Visuals in Writing
Whatever it is you’re writing, whether it’s a memoir, a story, or a non-fiction piece, the tense in which you write is something you need to consider. Whether you’re reading a newspaper or a novel, chances are that it’s written in past tense. It’s by far the most common tense used in writing. … Continue reading Don’t be Dense. Use the Right Tense. Part 1
As a writer, we want nothing more than for our work to be seen, read, appreciated. Right? Right. A lot of us write in English, even if it is not our native language. When you’re like me and your native language is only spoken by a small population, it severely limits your reach. That is… Continue reading Finding Your Way in the Land of Babel: Writing in a Second Language