Something I learned about writing today: Read it out loud!

Flawless, smooth, and without a single misplaced comma to be found. That was pretty much what I thought of my manuscript excerpt when I brought it to my monthly writing group last Thursday. Naturally I was totally wrong. As I started to read the pages out loud to the group, a myriad of mistakes suddenly popped […]

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Something I learned about writing today: Speling is optional

  Ever since my grade nine English teacher berated me for using ‘allot’ instead of ‘a lot’ in my limerick about Canadian wildlife, punctuation, grammar and spelling have not been my friend, which is why I naturally felt a great joy upon reading Kurt Vonnegut’s quote on the subject this afternoon. “Here is a lesson […]

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