When should you use FURTHER and when should you use FARTHER?
Writers can use filter words to manipulate point of view.
Filter words “tell” readers what a character is experiencing, often via their senses.
Commas seem to be one of the greatest stressors for writers, including my clients. It makes sense–the comma is the most versatile punctuation mark and is used in so many different ways.
Adding to the confusion: there are instances where you–yes, you the author–get to decide whether or not to include a comma.
There’s nothing like finding the perfect song lyrics to capture a moment between characters, or to illustrate the concept you’re trying to express. But think twice before you include the song lyrics in your manuscript.
While having a growth mindset is applicable to so many areas, I love its implications for our writing practices.
Our words impact our readers, so it’s important that we choose them with care.
Let’s dig into some worn-out, tired, exhausted words, words that have become bereft of their actual meanings based on usage.
A blank page can be a frightening thing to behold, especially for a new manuscript. There’s so much potential for greatness. And failure.
A great critique group can accelerate a writer’s growth in their craft
Where does the comma go?