I often see Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott on lists of books about writing, and there’s a good reason for it. I first saw it on a relative’s bookshelf years ago, but I finally got my own copy about a year ago and… Continue Reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird
We’re deep into November (and NaNoWriMo) and the holiday season is pretty much upon us, which means it’s a pretty busy time of year. And because there are so many distractions at this time of year (and really all time, if we’re being honest), I thought I’d share some of… Continue Reading Productivity Tools
Ending a sentence with a preposition is one of those grammar taboos that many have heard. Some follow it as a rule, while others aren’t even sure what it means, and some say it’s entirely bogus. So, is it okay to end a sentence with a preposition? The short answer… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition?
Welcome back to Always Looking It Up. Last time, I wrote about the use of literally. Today, my subject is split infinitives. Hands up. Who heard the rule about avoiding split infinitives before learning what an infinitive was? I’m certainly in that camp and I’m sure many others are too because… Continue Reading Always Looking It Up: Can I Split Infinitives?