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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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