Category Archives: Writing Craft

About the craft of writing.

Publication Primer: 15 Points to Ponder

You can’t hang out in writerly circles more than a minute or two without hearing the topic of traditional publication v. self-publication discussed. It’s big; very big. And for a very good reason. Used to be, it was a matter … Continue reading

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Oops…

My previous post about learning from the greats is a great demonstration of how great I’m not. That post was as big a mess as the kitchen in the picture. (That’s NOT my kitchen, mind you. I searched MorgueFile.com for … Continue reading

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Learning from the Greats

I don’t indulge in five-star dining very often because of the cost. But on the rare occasions when I can enjoy that kind of food, I really, really enjoy it. Great chefs are called great for a reason. Similarly, I … Continue reading

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Call 911

Almost called the ambulance for Granny Grammar a little bit ago. She was happily browsing the Internet while sipping her third cup of black coffee when her eyes bugged out, then she let out a shriek and fell off her … Continue reading

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Granny Grammar’s Test #1: Answer Key

Here are the answers to Granny’s first test. How’d y’all do?   1. An apostrophe is kinda like… A chicken A water balloon A helium balloon that floats to the top of the line and sits at the ceiling One … Continue reading

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Granny Grammar’s Test #1: Apostrophes

Did you kids think I was kidding about that test? Well, think again. Granny Grammar doesn’t kid. Here’s the test. Put your thinking cap on, because it’s not as easy as you might expect. If you flunk, I’ll whip off … Continue reading

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Granny Grammar Returns

Okay, y’all. I’m back. Did you study your lessons from last time? First, a review; then more lessons. We’re still exploring the wonderful world of apostrophes. Remember those fellers? The commas-like things that are like bitty little helium balloons that … Continue reading

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