A mad dash…

I apologize for the long delay in between posts. I am hoping to be more consistent. Ellipses (singular, ellipsis), dashes, and hyphens are three more punctuation marks that are not always used well. In today’s post, I want to give … Continue reading

I am the king of Colon…

Let’s face it, colons and semicolons (or semi-colons, if you prefer) are punctuation marks that are not always used properly. Even in my own writing I have shied away from them because I have not wanted to misuse them. (Remember, … Continue reading

You’ve been tagged!

Exclaimed. Whispered. Queried. Shouted. Grunted. Begged. Sighed. Hissed. Wailed. Bellowed. The words used to indicate how a person is speaking are numerous, and I remember my elementary school days when we had writing exercises that required us to use many … Continue reading

They don’t mean the same thing…really…

Nothing aggravates me more than reading something and finding improperly used words. It is especially frustrating when a word is close and at the same time so far off the mark. Here are a few examples and accompanying sentences to … Continue reading

These are the best daze of our lives…

One of my biggest pet peeves is to see words mispelled misspelled. It is especially frustrating to witness this all-too-common occurrance occurrence from my fellow authors. True, this typically happens in the world of social media, but I find it … Continue reading

Apostrophe Apocalypse – The Apostralypse

Did you see what I did with the post title? Pretty clever, eh? But seriously, the apostrophe is one of the most abused punctuation marks around, and I think it is primarily due to an incorrect understanding of plurals and … Continue reading