Oxford Comma

This Writing Wednesday is likely to ruffle a few feathers, but I'm past the point of caring. There is a time and place to use the Oxford comma—simple lists are not that time or place. Here's my train of thought when it comes to The Com: If a pause would benefit the sentence's flow, by all means! [...]

One Last Thing

Upon sharing last week's semicolon post I was asked about the proper use of em dashes. Truth be told, I'm probably the worst person to ask about em dashes because I love em dashes—to the point where I may overuse them. So this Writing Wednesday is just as much for me as it is for the six other people [...]

Every Breath You Take

Another Writing Wednesday to take your mind off the real world, hooray! Today we're talking semicolons, but please don't run away. They may seem fancy and unnecessary, but you'd be surprised how often they apply. Just think of them as super commas.  To avoid any unnecessary confusion, we'll stick to the two most common uses. [...]