Writing tips and other bits

Beware the dangling modifier

As an editor, I see dangling modifiers everywhere.

If you don’t know what that means, let’s break it down so you can get maximum word-nerd cred.

Can I turn my business blog into a book?

Adapting your posts as source material for your book is a good start. But the key word here is adapting. Just stringing them together under chapter headings probably isn’t going to cut it. Here’s why.

Procrastination

Wouldn’t it be nice if I had some wise words or helpful tips to offer about avoiding avoiding?

Should I avoid using ‘said’?

I’ve found that some new writers try to avoid using ‘said’, perhaps worrying that it’s boring or repetitive. But believe it or not…