Keep Your Modifiers in Place and Don’t Let Them Dangle

  Writing this blog post, my phone rang.  A man selling cemetery plots with a husky voice was calling. Okay, neither of those happened. But I thought they would serve as good examples. The first sentence is a dangling modifier; it insinuates my phone was writing this blog post (and it might do a better Read more about Keep Your Modifiers in Place and Don’t Let Them Dangle[…]

Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions!

If you’re a writer, published or unpublished, we know you probably have questions about the nitty-gritty details of editing a novel. So once a month we’ll be posting your questions with answers from our editing partners. The only rule we have is that your questions be related to writing or editing — that’s it! You Read more about Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions![…]

No, no! No more NaNo!

I had intended to dedicate this week to homonyms, or synonyms…or one of those “nyms” that cause so much confusion in our language, but I changed my mind when I realized that we’d come to the end of November — otherwise known as D (deadline) Day to the thousands of writers who took up the Read more about No, no! No more NaNo![…]