Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
What a Comma Splice Is and How to Fix It
I just read this sentence on a student paper:
“Everybody is different, throughout history, though, stereotypes have caused big problems.”
This is an example of a common problem among young writers: the comma splice. Let’s take a look at what a comma splice is and how to fix it.Read More
The Heroic Journey 10: The Premise, or What the Story’s About
This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.Read More
Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?
Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:Read More
Sunday Comic: Allergic to Grammar Errors
Okay, this one’s a tad gruesome, but I had to share. Thanks, David Sims!Read More