Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode 30: Terms Shakespeare Gave Us

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In this week's special episode, we discuss phrases Shakespeare gave us--or phrases we've wrested from the Bard, as the case may be. You may be surprised!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Episode 29: Hyphens, En Dashes, and Em Dashes

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In this week's episode, we explain the ins and outs of those pesky dashes: the hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash. Special thanks to Lisa Mangum for her memorable formula!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Episode 28: Fewer vs. Less

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This week, we take on one of the most common usage mistakes we see. Join us to learn an easy way to remember when to use "fewer" and when to use "less." (Hint: you probably need to use "less" less.)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Episode 27: Parallel Structure

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In this week's episode, we crack ourselves up as we tackle the ins and outs of parallel structure. Ask not what your sentences can do for you, but what you can do for your sentences!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Episode 26: Capitalization

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This week, we discuss common capitalization errors and how to fix them. As always, if you have a question, please leave us a comment. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Episode 25: Misheard and Misused Phrases

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This week, we take malapropisms to the phrase level, discussing word groups that are often misused--and how and why to use them correctly. What's your favorite?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Episode 24: Grammatical Person

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This week, we discuss the ins and outs of first person, second person, and third person as they apply to fiction narratives. Guaranteed fun and not scary! A prize goes to the first person who catches Annette's introduction of an unlikely fantasy writer. ;)