Another blogger asked me about this last week, so I decided to dedicate this week’s Writerly Wednesday to apostrophes. This little piece of punctuation seems to trip a lot of writers up, so let’s look at scenarios in which you would, or would not, use an apostrophe.
This week’s lesson is about quick and easy fixes that will make your writing flow better. Here’s my list:
1.Avoid echoes. An echo is when you use the same word (or very similar words) more than once in close proximity. For example:
Since I started blogging, I have talked to so many people who have told me, “I’d love to start a blog! I have so many ideas about fitness/fashion/parenting/crafting/name-your-topic, and I think I could really help people! The only problem is, I’m not so sure about my writing skills.”
The good news is, writing is a skill that can be learned, honed, and not-quite-perfected-but-close. (You’re not a real writer until you’ve learned to obsess over words and paragraphs, never quite feeling like the piece is done until you hit a deadline and have to just STOP TINKERING AND SUBMIT THE THING ALREADY!)
With that in mind, I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog called Writerly Wednesdays. My intention is to help bloggers improve their writing skills to make your posts as engaging, entertaining, and un-put-downable as possible.
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