Is This Thing On?

Hello! It's November 5, 2019—exactly 524 days since my last post—and, uh... a lot of shit has gone down. I did Whole 30 again, got very into yoga, got engaged, opened an Etsy shop, changed jobs, moved to Seattle, got very into Pilates, married Drew, spent two weeks in India, and am now Allison Guiney. [...]

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 [...]

What Constitutes a Crisis?

November ends now and I just realized this would have been the only month ALL YEAR during which I didn't blog, and that can't happen. But then I wondered what I'd even write about, because honestly the only stuff in my head right now is a ton of ramblings that resemble what I think might [...]

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 [...]