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Another short note today to let you know about a reader gripe I examined on Jami Gold’s blog. Please pop over and say hi. P.S. Don’t let the warning at the beginning of the post dissuade you. You probably won’t …
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This series of articles discusses hurdles that cause reader confusion. Confusion = gripes = lost readers. Here’s article #9. Do you see the problem? How would you fix it? Introduction to excerpt: Although this type of narrative typically indicates the …
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A quick note: Ryan Schneider interviewed me on his blog yesterday. Pop over if you’d like to see my stance on the Oxford comma, find out what I’m reading right now, and hear about my current project. Tomorrow I’ll be …
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This series of articles discusses hurdles that cause reader confusion. Confusion = gripes = lost readers. Here’s article #8. Do you see the problem? How would you fix it? Introduction to excerpt: The following paragraphs are an amalgamation of sentences …
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This series of articles discusses hurdles that cause reader confusion. Confusion = gripes = lost readers. Here’s article #7. Do you see the problem? How would you fix it? Introduction to excerpt: This is a short passage composed of sentences …
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Spock’s fingers formed the renowned “Live long and prosper” Vulcan salute. William Shatner shared a more down-to-earth thought: “Fate gives you the finger, and you accept.” Whether you include fingers in your narrative as implements or emotion beats, you’ll find …
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A few days ago, D.G. Kaye tweeted what she called “A Fairytale for Grownups.” I read the piece and loved it. A few hours later, I contacted its author, Anita Dawes, and asked her permission to reprint it on my …
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Fingers perform complex tasks, soothe fevered brows, and wipe away tears. Spock’s Vulcan finger salute conveyed a greeting or leave-taking. If you need ways to describe these priceless appendages, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, I found so …
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I just added a categorized archive index to KathySteinemann.com. You’ll see a link to the PDF file on the left-hand side of every page (below the awards section). The WordPress archive feature was woefully inadequate, and I removed it several …
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Adverbs: a controversial topic among writers and editors. John Bowers shares his opinion. You might disagree, but he presents a strong case. And oh, the horror! You might even spot a semicolon. Or two. — A couple of years ago …
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