Tag Archives: grammar

AP Stumbles on Gender-Neutral Pronouns and Possessives

AP Stumbles on Gender-Neutral Pronouns and Possessives by Kathleen Watson I had barely written my last post, in part about pronoun agreement, when the Associated Press announced it was changing its guidelines for noun/pronoun agreement when gender is an issue. … Continue reading

Posted in Kathleen Watson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Grammar Accord: Be Sure Your Nouns and Pronouns Agree

Grammar Accord: Be Sure Your Nouns and Pronouns Agree by Kathleen Watson If you remember early grammar lessons, you’ll recall that a noun is a person, place or thing: man | village | car The man drove to a nearby … Continue reading

Posted in Kathleen Watson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize

A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize by Kathleen Watson [NOTE: Stop by to greet Kathy at Barnes & Noble, 13719 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Ariz., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on … Continue reading

Posted in Kathleen Watson | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silly Grammar Debates

Silly Grammar Debates by Jake Poinier I’m a member of a group of editors on Facebook, and it never fails to surprise me how heated and opinionated people can become about the smallest points of grammar. (As I wrote earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Jake Poinier | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Rules of Grammar Often Violated by Authors

Rules of Grammar Often Violated by Authors by Patrick Hodges I have read a lot of books over the last eight months and have noticed a disturbing pattern in nearly all of them: rules of writing being violated willy-nilly and … Continue reading

Posted in Patrick Hodges | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

I Have No Style

I Have No Style by Jake Poinier When I say I have no style, I’m not talking about the fact that t-shirts and shorts are the dress code for my freelance writing and editing business. What I mean is that … Continue reading

Posted in Jake Poinier | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Silly Goofs You Can Avoid for a More Professional Book or Blog Post

Silly Goofs You Can Avoid for a More Professional Book or Blog Post by Laura Orsini I don’t usually teach writing. Ask any of the members of the Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup. We talk very little about writing … Continue reading

Posted in Laura Orsini | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments