Grammar

The adventures and mis-adventures of our crazy language

Here’s Good Advice

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing...

The New Czar

Last Friday, President Bush appointed the nation's first "Copyright Czar" to oversee America's efforts to combat intellectual property theft. The...

Writing Progress

I just bought a treadmill, and Murphy's Law made sure that it took the delivery/assembly folks two visits to get...

A Writing Survey

AOL's message boards are often the scene of trivial bickering that doesn't accomplish much else than alienate fellow writers when...

Fear of Rejection

I think we're all afraid of rejection on some level. That applies to those who write and those who don't....

A Strange Little War

Some of the big names of literature would have been pulled from library shelves. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Gore...

Intent vs. Understanding

In her blog One Writer's Window, Joan Esherick recently discussed a problem writers will face sooner or later: Intent vs....

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