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Making peace with commas Part 5

by Shauna Bolton    You wanted help figuring out commas, and here it is.   Rule 5—Using Commas in Dialogue   Use a comma to separate dialogue from a speech tag.   Example 1: Helena said, “I don’t believe you.”… Continue reading →

A Wicked Woman by Jack London

Jack London         It was because she had broken with Billy that Loretta had come visiting to Santa Clara. Billy could not understand. His sister had reported that he had walked the floor and cried all night. Loretta had not slept… Continue reading →

Bahama Dream Turns Nightmarish at Fyre Festival

William Golding and Stephen King plotting together couldn’t have come up with a better storyline. Truth really is stranger than fiction. Imagine paying $12,000 per ticket to attend the Fyre Festival. BET reported a cost of $250,000 for ten people…. Continue reading →

Four Basic Sentence Types Part 3

This is Part Three of a three-part series on Sentence Structure by Shauna Bolton, Grammarian Extraordinaire! Part 1 Part 2 The Four Basic Sentence Types   Type 3: The Complex Sentence   The complex sentence has one independent clause AND… Continue reading →

Four Basic Sentence Types Part 2

This is Part Two of a three-part series on Sentence Structure by Shauna Bolton, Grammarian Extraordinaire! Read Part 1 here   Type 1 – The Compound Sentence Type 2 – The Compound Sentence   A compound sentence has two or… Continue reading →

Hollywood Writer’s Strike Still a Threat

The 1,200 members of the WGA are currently conducting an authorization vote. The result will tell them whether they can strike after their current contract ends. The vote itself will end tonight – just one day before the WGA and… Continue reading →

Give the gift of Postertext

I came across this website and it’s truly original in it’s gift ideas. Postertext claims it’s the only company of its kind. Here’s what they do: All that black print in the poster? It’s the words of the book. Pretty… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 5 ~ Character Introduction

Now that you know all about your character’s ghost, the lie, desire and the wound, let’s discuss the moment your character first takes the stage. This must be a WOW! Factor When the curtain rises on her for the first… Continue reading →

Four Basic Sentence Types Part 1

This is Part One of a three-part series on Sentence Structure by Shauna Bolton, Grammarian Extraordinaire! The Four Basic Sentence Types     Type 1 – The Simple Sentence   A simple sentence has one subject and one verb. The… Continue reading →

Cultivating Characters ~ Part 4 ~ The Wound

In life, when we open ourselves up and show people our faults, we make ourselves vulnerable. When we do this in our writing, it pulls us towards the characters even if the wound is unpleasant. We even get drawn into… Continue reading →

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