I’m happy to let you all know that I have completed the revision of Slaying Leviathan and sent it off to my publisher. Regular blogging will resume after I’ve caught my breath.
This post in my series on writing well covers how to use nouns and pronouns. As we all should remember from grammar school, a noun stands for a person, place, idea, or other thing. A pronoun stands for a noun. A noun, or pronoun, can fill any of eight functions in a sentence: Subject: performs… Read More Writing Well: People, Places, Ideas
My SamSphere friend Chad Everson has posted a thorough step-by-step guide to using twitter for blog promotion. Personally, I find twitter fun and useful for many reasons, some of which have nothing to do with blog promotion. It’s a social networking site, which means that its core purpose is connecting people with other people. If… Read More How to Use Twitter to Promote Your Blog, with a Note of Caution
Good writing is active, and verbs are the primary words that convey action, making the verb(s) the most important word(s) in almost any sentence. Without at least one verb, a group of words is merely a phrase; it cannot be a sentence. A single verb can form a complete sentence, although its subject you is… Read More Writing Well: Action!