Crimes Against Grammar: The Missing Parenthesis

Parentheses are a beautiful thing. I love them. They're a wonderful tool for writing--they're useful and convenient and fun. You can say anything you want in parentheses. You can even stack them. For instance, if I decide to write in parentheses (and I often do) but I have a parenthetical thought to add inside those … Continue reading Crimes Against Grammar: The Missing Parenthesis

Why Cooks Should Eat (AKA Why Writers Should Read)

Before I plunge in to this post, I have a question to ask you writers out there--are you reading? And if your answer is no, what on earth are you doing? What are you waiting for? What possible reason could you have for not reading? Sorry, let me rephrase that--what possible good reason? Here's my belief: there … Continue reading Why Cooks Should Eat (AKA Why Writers Should Read)