[Zetta’s Reference Desk] – Elements of Style by Strunk & White

The chapter I utilize the most is one not often found in writing reference books, or at least not in such a concise manner. It’s something I should probably read everyday: “Words and Expressions Commonly Misused.” Continue reading [Zetta’s Reference Desk] – Elements of Style by Strunk & White

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[Zetta’s Reference Desk] The Gregg Reference Manual, Tenth Edition

When it comes to a reference that has the information you need and then some—this is it! This is my first, favorite, primary go-to reference book over other style manuals that I have and (sometimes) use. Why? Continue reading [Zetta’s Reference Desk] The Gregg Reference Manual, Tenth Edition

Grammar & Punctuation – The “Rules” are Meant to be Broken

When it comes to writing fiction, a lot of the rules we learned (or should have learned) in school can be bent, stretched, and even broken. A competent author will do this to create a certain effect or mood. Unless you know these rules, you won’t know the ones you can use and the ones you can do without. Continue reading Grammar & Punctuation – The “Rules” are Meant to be Broken