Posted on 12/19/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

’Tis the season where we (hopefully) see many people we love. And one way that we show our love for...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 11/13/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Characters aren’t the only elements of your story for which you need to choose names. There are businesses, sometimes, and...

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Posted on 03/17/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Before you drop an Irish word or phrase into your social media presence (or fiction) today, be sure to check...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 03/14/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Forgive us for bringing up one more character in your book to consider. Editor Diana M. Pho wants authors to...

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Posted on 03/10/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The usage of italics, like many aspects of writing, can depend on what stylebook you’re using. But in the absence...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl

Posted on 01/05/2021 at 03:08 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Trust us — when we share Grammar Girl posts, we’re not doing it out of a smug sense of superiority....

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 10/23/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The rules for formatting external dialogue are fairly straightforward — sure, they vary in different countries, but at least each...

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Posted on 10/12/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A frustrated reader wrote to Grammar Girl to complain about seeing a particular exclamation of emotion spelled “woah” and not...

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Posted on 10/08/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If there’s one thing that the majority of us can agree on, it’s that more levity would be good for...

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Posted on 10/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps you’ve been using “while” and “although” interchangeably, or perhaps you’re like Mignon Fogarty and have cringed at such usage...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language