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? [...]

Breathe

Okay, yeah. The cover photo on this one is kinda freaky, but I promise it's relevant. Here's what's goin' on: I'm a very passionate person. When I feel a certain way, I really feel that way. Like when I'm frustrated. All I can think about is why I'm frustrated—there's very little brain power to dedicate to [...]

Addicted

To understand this topic, you have to know how I "plan" my posts. I try to have my topics laid out at least three weeks in advance. So I crack open my Erin Condren to take a look at what's planned for those days—concerts, road trips, an online order due for delivery. You get it. It takes [...]

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 [...]

Sister, Sister

In case you weren't sure, I was in a sorority in college. If upon reading that sentence, your mind raced toward one of the million available stereotypes, please know it's probably wrong. As a high school senior prepping for college, I had plenty of preconceived notions regarding Greek life—perfect hair, awesome parties, pillow fights every night. And [...]

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! [...]

Unwritten

Spoiler alert: I love to read. I've always loved reading. Even when I couldn't read, I was fully convinced reading was my jam. (Dr. Seuss is not difficult to memorize.) But it wasn't until fifth grade that I reached peak nerd by participating in Battle of the Books. In a nutshell: Borders (R.I.P.) put together a [...]

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! [...]

Complicated

Here's the thing about being good at something: You're always bad to start. I don't care if you're learning to swim or ride a bike or speak to a large crowd—you're never gonna nail it on the first try. Or the 22nd, for that matter. But here's the other thing: You're definitely not alone. It's [...]