Tools of the Trade

Grammar ToolsThere seems to be an uproar in social media spheres at the moment - over grammar, of all things. Actor John Cusack has been villified for making typos while Tweeting to his fans via his iPhone. Sounds like he has chubby finger syndrome.

For writers, though, language and how it is used is the core of our profession. We have to worry about grammar; everything from using it correctly to using it too correctly.

Here are the current grammar-related articles on HearWriteNow.


The Comma Denominator

Straight Up... with a Twist

The Comma According to Trask
There are only four specific uses for a comma. Are you using yours correctly?

Ten Most Irritating Grammar Errors
Laying down the law, and other tales of deconstruction

Proofreading and Editing
The Proof is in the Editing

You're the Voice
Active voice, passive voice, and stative sentences

Basic Proofreading Tips
"But Proofreading is the Editor’s Job"

Bending Grammar Rules in Fiction
Playing with fragments

External Stories

Working with Tenses
Keep a tight rein on the past and present

John Cusack Faces Off With Twitter Grammar 'Trolls'
Five Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb by Brian Clark

Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya
Are you a bit too partial to participles?

Modify with care


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Elle Carter Neal

Elle Carter Neal is the author of teen science-fantasy novel Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, holding childhood slumber-party audiences entranced until the early hours of the morning. Elle decided to be an author the day she discovered that real people wrote books and that writing books was (sort of) a real job.

3 thoughts on “Tools of the Trade”

  1. Thanks for popping in again David. I’m glad you found this helpful. I will keep adding to the list of grammar articles.

  2. I find it hilarious that people are worrying about grammar on Twitter. Maybe they should worry a bit more about providing relevant and interesting content. Hahaha. What is the world coming to???

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