Be an Academic

Your eyes ain't lyin'—Writing Wednesday is back. It's been well over a year since my last installment and man, have I missed being bossy about words. It's not that I haven't had anything to write about. I think about this stuff all the time. At the grocery store, sitting in church, listening to music (some lyrics fail [...]

Shout

Yeah, I know it's Friday. But like I said before, weddings happen. So let's skip the bickering. I get heated about a lot of Writing "Wednesday" topics, but this one is easily Top 5. Exclamations are so overused it actually kills me. Years are taken off of my life anytime someone ends every sentence in a message [...]

Holiday Road

There are a lot of birthdays this month. Like, a freakish amount. I work on a team of 28 people and six of us have already celebrated an April birthday. Pretty sure there at least two or three to go. So I thought I'd make this Writing Wednesday as relevant as possible and address proper capitalization [...]

What’s My Name?

Writing Wednesday, what up! It dawned on me earlier today that while a solid 98 percent of the people reading this know what I do for a living, there's a lovely two percent that has every reason to find my obsession with grammar borderline unhealthy. I write and edit marketing and product copy for a [...]

Three Little Birds

First thing's first: Ellipsis is the singular—one set of three periods. Ellipses refers to many sets of periods. That said, you'll never guess what this week's Writing Wednesday is about. There are some days I love ellipses and other days I absolutely hate them. The days I hate them are usually when lazy people throw them on the [...]

I’m So Excited

Don't you dare think for one second that I forgot about Writing Wednesday. I most certainly did not. And I can't tell you how pained I was to hit the hay late last night without first sharing insights into the world of words and punctuation. But this week has been kicking. my. butt. To the point [...]

The Way I Are

Full disclosure: This Writing Wednesday is going to start with the super obvious and end with a decent dose of trickery, so don't bail on me too early. We're gonna talk subject-verb agreement. In a nutshell, when you have a singular subject, it needs a singular verb. Plural subjects need plural verbs. See what I just did? [...]

If I Only Had the Words

This Writing Wednesday could not have come at a better time. I’ve been feeling especially angsty this week/managed to bottle up a few frustrations. And if you ask me, there’s no better therapy than publicly raging over misused words. If you caught my post about common misspellings, this is kind of like that. The only [...]

A Woman’s Worth

Yoooooooo. Happy International Women's Day to all of my strong, smart female friends! I'm better for knowing each and every one of you. Here's to changing the world one hair flip at a time. I had a different writing tip planned for today, but when I remembered the significance of this 24-hour timeframe, I had to switch things [...]

Try Again

Swoopin' in a little late with this Writing Wednesday, but I had to stop for some ashes after work. Had today been a Thursday or Saturday or Monday or any day but Wednesday, you'd get a full rundown on my feelings towards Lent. But today is none of those days. Today is Wednesday, so we're talkin' words! [...]