Monthly Archives: July 2016

A CASE AGAINST THE OXFORD COMMA.

As someone who makes a living writing, I am embarrassingly bad at grammar—especially when it comes to commas. I once joked that I must have missed the week in third grade when commas were covered, but I’m afraid it might be true. … Continue reading

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#WORDCRUSHWEDNESDAY

  If you own a radio and/or like fried chicken, chances are you’ve heard of Zac Brown. But you may not have heard this song, an absolute gem he recorded with the talented singer/songwriter Aslyn in 2009. While I love … Continue reading

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ROOM TO BREATHE

It takes a lot of work to craft a :30 second story (which is really a :27 story once you allow for the :03 logo at the end). To make it compelling, entertaining and informative is far from easy. As a … Continue reading

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I WROTE A BOOK—NOW WHAT? PART ONE: FORMATTING

Finishing my book, it turns out, was just the beginning. As an unpublished, unagented author, I’m the last person who should be giving advice on what to do after finishing your manuscript. So don’t consider this advice—just one writer’s story … Continue reading

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