On Language and the Possibility of Prescriptivism

I consider blogging part of my job now. When you want to become a professional writer, you have to take every opportunity you can to write and to learn... and to have your grammar ripped apart. I admit, I haven't been a saint when it comes to pleasing the grammar gods, but I haven't been … Continue reading On Language and the Possibility of Prescriptivism

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Introduction on How to Improve your Writing Swagger.

(What? Two posts in twelve hours; she must be a workhorse. Nope, I'm just procrastinating.) Some of my posts will deal with style, which in my opinion is just as important as grammar. You can know all the words and grammatical rules in the world, but without your own, unique voice, you'll never become a … Continue reading Introduction on How to Improve your Writing Swagger.

Be canny, instead of turbid, when using semicolons. And, the word “amortize.”

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to include the word "amortize" more effectively in my title. 🙂 For my first post, I’m going to stick to a few general grammar tips, along with posting several vocabulary words. My goal, which I'd like to share with you as well, is to learn something new, relating to … Continue reading Be canny, instead of turbid, when using semicolons. And, the word “amortize.”

Writing Nerdy: My new blog

I wanted to start a blog that offers grammar information, style advice and interesting vocabulary words... so, here it is! *imagine you are at a grand unveiling and they just dropped the fancy velvet curtain they use to disguise the surprise. As far as posting goes: Ideally, I would post every day; realistically, it will … Continue reading Writing Nerdy: My new blog