Hyphens and Compound Adjectives

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Hyphens are tricky punctuation marks. It’s hard to know when they are required and when they are merely optional. Part …

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Tip #16: Rough Drafts Should Be Rough

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You won’t get it right the first time.

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Tip #15: Check Spelling by Reading Backwards

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“Check spelling by reading backwards. I don’t know where I first heard this tip, but I make it a regular …

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Tip #14: Be Aware of Tone

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  Be aware of tone. In literary terminology, tone is the author’s attitude as expressed in his writing. A writer’s …

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