The Internet has made the professional writing industry go through some substantial changes. Now, writers rarely use notepads and typewriters, but have traded them for iPads and computers. This allows wordsmiths to capture their ideas whenever the mood strikes, whether they are on the road en
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Have you ever seen a bullet list of, say, favorite hobbies, that looks something like this:
- Going to movies
- I like to read music books
- With friends I play online games
Most often when you see this problem, it’s not as a bullet list, but a list within a sentence:
My favorite hobbies are going
When you’re writing, sooner or later you’re going to use a pronoun: he or she, him or her, we or they, and so on. A pronoun must always have an antecedent (from “ante”—to participate in a poker game, and “see dent,” to park your car in a crowded lot, thus, “ante see
When I think of dissertations, I think of pies. Great big pies, like Costco makes–you know, those ginormous pies that serve about 20 people?
You know how it goes. You’re wandering the aisles of Costco, and then you get to the bakery section and there are these absolutely
I’m feeling cranky.
Among other things, I’m a judge in various national writing contests. I’m judging a contest now for a major writing organization. The entrants sent in the opening chapters of their novels plus a synopsis. I’m supposed to read the entries, provide