Writing is a skill that can be learned, a talent that can be developed, a craft that can be honed, an art that can be mastered, and a profession that can be pursued. But it’s not easy. Like any other skill, talent, craft, art, or profession, it requires training, hard work, and patience … and […]
Polishing the PUGS
I’ve just started posting “PUGS Pointers”–tips for writers on Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling”–on the blog of the Christian Manuscript Critique Service.
My blog this month at Christian Author Network contains more tips on Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling … what I like to call “PUGS.” Check it out at http://canblog.typepad.com/canbookmarketing/2012/10/pugs-pointers-15.html
My blog this month on the Christian Authors Network covers several interesting topics, including: when to use “different from” vs. “different than” whether to use an apostrophe for “writers conference” whether to hyphenate “ten-year-old”
I recently came across something in The Chicago Manual of Style that surprised me.
I just discovered something that’s contrary to what I have in my Proofreading Secrets book. ACK!
Cecil Murphey says, “DON’T BUY A COPY OF KATHY IDE’S PUGS BOOK. Buy two copies: one for yourself and one for someone you’d like to help.” Well, now you can purchase a two-pack of my Proofreading Secrets (2nd edition) for $25.00 ($12.50 each—that’s cheaper than Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or ChristianBook.com!) Just go to my […]
Here are more tips on polishing your Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling–including using quotation marks with other punctuation–and yet another reason it’s important to polish those PUGS!