What is the Most Maddening Writing Error? Misused Apostrophes

by • April 07, 2014
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Grammarly’s cut-throat competition to determine the most “maddening” writing error concluded on April 6, 2014 with MISUSED APOSTROPHES crowned as the undisputed Grammar Madness bracket champion. Tens of thousands of grammarians voted in 16 separate match-ups representing the most annoying errors in English writing. According to one… MORE →

10 Verbs that are contronyms

by • March 27, 2014
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Have you ever encountered a word and thought that it meant the opposite of what you remembered? If so, you may have come across a contronym. A contronym, often referred to as a Janus word or autoantonym, is a word that evokes contradictory or reverse meanings depending… MORE →

Writing in the Voice of Me

by • March 25, 2014
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Guest post from Tilia Klebenov Jacobs  “My book is about, um, me.  Is that okay?” This is the question I get most often when I teach novel-writing classes.  And I say go for it, because every novelist is a memoirist and every memoirist is a novelist.  Even the… MORE →