How to Use Apostrophes

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.

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Long Live the Typo That Makes Me Laugh!

Writers can be pretty critical when it comes to, well, writing. I've been a member of several writing communities, and one thing is always certain. If you get enough writers in a room (real or virtual), someone will have a story about a writing error they've come across that bugs them bad enough to spit … Continue reading Long Live the Typo That Makes Me Laugh!

Writing Quote Tuesday

Hello blogging friends! I'm starting a new feature this week called "Writing Quote Tuesday." I  like to google quotes from incredible authors pretty frequently, and this is my way of sharing some of my favorites with you. Today's quote comes from one of the great novelists of the 20th Century, Elmore Leonard:   “If it sounds … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday

‘Til the Shoutin’s Over and They Gather up the Singin’ Books: Writing in Character Voice

I like to write my novels in first person character voice. (Some people call it writing in dialect.) I do it for a few reasons. One, I enjoy reading novels written this way. Two, I think I'm pretty good at it. And three, I absolutely LOVE distinctive human voices, particularly those of the American South. … Continue reading ‘Til the Shoutin’s Over and They Gather up the Singin’ Books: Writing in Character Voice

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