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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

You Don’t Own Me

If you thought I'd have a blog referencing the Associated Press and not talk about the rules of writing, you have another thing comin'. WELCOME TO WRITING WEDNESDAYS! A weekly installment in which I discuss common mistakes you may want to avoid. If you don't want to avoid them, just don't check my blog on Wednesdays. But please know [...]