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Much Ado About Adverbs

Much Ado About Adverbs

Seemingly, (see what I did there?) adverbs are writing’s most controversial subject. “Don’t use them!” cries the academia, while the mob chants repetitively for their cherished “ly”s…

Establishing Settings Through Character Actions

Establishing Settings Through Character Actions

If you’re anything like me, you write because you love two things about novels: characters and conflict. I love reading about people who have to stand up for what…

Writers Can Hate Grammar

Writers Can Hate Grammar

Math people like numbers; I really don’t know why. Somehow they find joy in the fact that 2 + 2 = 4, and if you watch them you’ll see a…