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link: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against … Continue reading

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“Grammer Dont Matter”?

(This post could have been titled “Sometimes, he has to tell someone off for being deliberately, unspeakably stupid.”) Warning: contains metaphors, sarcasm, and cussing. Also contains logic. Read at your own risk. I find it both disheartening and immensely annoying … Continue reading

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A Superpower With No Off-Switch

In the past few months, I’ve tried to read a few dozen novels. Most of those novels contained so many errors that I stopped reading.¬†Aside from one I read because the author asked me to,¬†the furthest I made it through … Continue reading

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How ONLY Can Change a Sentence

Today, while preparing the next batch of “Writing Glitch” posts, I was reminded of a topic I’ve been wanting to address for a while: the placement of the word only in a sentence and how that placement affects (not effects, … Continue reading

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The order of adjectives

Someone asked me for more information about the order in which to write adjectives… This is why you’d describe the thing on your Aunt Eliza’s head as a weird old purple woolen hat. What about her cardigan, though? Ah, that’s … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares what another blogger has to say about “passive voice” that isn’t passive.

Should You Eliminate Was From Your Writing? Why Sometimes “the Rules” Are Wrong. Every now and then, I look through various writing boards on Pinterest and find links to useful articles on the mechanics of writing. Every now and then, … Continue reading

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Speaking written English/writing spoken English

Many years ago (the early 1990s), I read a synopsis of a paper written about the communication habits of people attending a science fiction convention (back when such conventions were at least as much about written SF/F as about movies/TV). … Continue reading

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