Schoolhouse Rock Grammar Videos: The Noun


Grammar Rock Nouns

It’s amazing how sticky these videos are. They were created in the 1970s and are hopelessly dated — The Beatles, The Monkey’s, Chubby Checker? Jukeboxes at the drugstore that operate for a dime? But everyone who watched Saturday morning cartoons in the 70s is at least familiar with Schoolhouse Rock. It’s amazing how many still know these songs by heart!

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Dialogue Tags: 100 Ways to Say “Said”


Be sure to read my post from yesterday, where I suggested that good writers use few dialogue tags to indicate who is speaking, and when they do, then rely on trusty old “said” and occasionally “asked.”

Still, there’s nothing wrong with mixing it up on occasion — especially when how something is said is particularly important and not sufficiently clear through the dialogue itself. Writers young and old need help sometimes with alternatives to “said,” so I created an official WriteAtHome list of dialogue tags.

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How to Use Dialogue Tags


Dialogue tags are the cues that indicate who is doing the talking in written dialogue. But there is a great difference of opinion about how such tags are best used…

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There, Their, and They’re


Getting them straight: they’re, their, and there.

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