How to Be a Better Writer: Remember Your Commas

How to Be a Better Writer: Remember Your Commas — Write Right

Most of my writer friends know I’m a fan of the Oxford comma. (I also appreciate “comma” jokes, such as the “comma, comma, comma” pictured with a chameleon. What? It’s funny. No, seriously.) I would hazard most people, though, find the Oxford conversation a little silly.

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How to be a Better Writer: Set a Standard

How to be a Better Writer: Set a Standard — Write Right

I ruined steak for my brother when I split a Ruth’s Chris gift card with him. He took one bite of a Ruth’s Chris steak, and he was done, forever. Literally slayed in the seat. Agog with wonder that a steak, a steak, could taste that good.

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How to Be a Better Writer: Erase Excess

How to Be a Better Writer: Erase Excess — Write RightIf you want to be a better writer, you must learn to let go of the words. Think of the process as being like teaching a kid to ride a bike. You would hold onto the back of the seat for a time, but eventually, you would release it. The kid must wobble and find the way to balance on his or her own power.

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