I Don’t Care About Commas

My editor/wife yelled at me. A lot. She yelled mostly about commas. “Should this comma be here? It feels right, but is it right? The Chicago Manual of Style doesn’t help!” And then she tore my arm off my body and beat with it, using the flying splashes of blood to form a summoning circleContinue reading “I Don’t Care About Commas”

Grammar and the Good Writer

Do you need to know grammar to be a good writer? No. Not really. But you do need to know it. My mother-in-law is visiting. Among other things, she teaches English. She was talking about some of the grammatical things she was teaching students this year, listing off a bunch of terms. It was enoughContinue reading “Grammar and the Good Writer”