Grammar and Punctuation


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

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

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

Modify with care


Elle Carter Neal

Elle Carter Neal is the author of the picture book I Own All the Blue and the 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 a real job. Join Elle on her new publishing adventure.

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  1. I’m going a writing course and all the above items are of interest to me. Can you put them on my email?

  2. Hi Liz

    You can subscribe by entering your email address in the subscription form on the right and clicking “Subscribe”. I’m afraid I can’t enter your email address for you as that would breech the anti-spam rules.