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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #7

Posted by , in Writing Tips November 18, 2015 · 488 views
Writing Tip, Grammar Rodeo
The hardest part of self-editing is knowing when you're doing something wrong if you don't actually know you're doing something wrong. You might have an inkling and check a reputable source and figure out how to fix your sentence or story, but, other times, you might think you know what you're doing yet still get it wrong. But sometimes we're taught wrong...


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Writing Tip: So You Wanna Be An Author

Posted by , in Writing Tips October 21, 2015 · 417 views
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For a while in the blog, we used to do "Blast from the Past" posts. All of these posts came from the old newsletter. I was struggling to figure out what to post for today, when I thought, why not check out the earlier posts of the revived blog. In looking back, I found the perfect post, and it happens to be the first "Writing Tip" that was posted when Lug...


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Writing Tip: Conflict Is Key

Posted by , in Writing Tips August 19, 2015 · 462 views
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Sometimes it's hard to find new content to share in the GA News Blog. Lately, I've been looking back at some of the stuff that has been shared since the Blog started up again and I realized something. We have new authors joining all the time and not everyone wants to search through the News Blog and read the tips that have been shared. With that thought i...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #6

Posted by , in Writing Tips July 29, 2015 · 665 views
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Who's ready for another Grammar Rodeo? Today's Grammar Rodeo is sorta a Part 2 of last weeks. A big thanks to Cia for providing these for the blog. They are a great learning tool and include some great tips and tricks to help authors remember what is best to use. Hopefully you'll find Grammar Rodeo #6 as informative as I did! 
Grammar Rodeo #6...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #5

Posted by , in Writing Tips July 22, 2015 · 844 views
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I hope everyone is having a great week so far! As you can see, Cia has provided us with another Grammar Rodeo. Ever been confused by Present Tense Verbs vs. Past Tense Verbs? Cia gives us a guideline to help out with those pesky issues. In addition to Tense Verbs, Cia also helps out a bit with That vs. Who. Past Tense Verbs
While there are a variet...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #4

Posted by , in Writing Tips May 27, 2015 · 929 views
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This time for the grammar rodeo, I thought I'd keep our subject matter simple and maybe even fun! Yes, yes, I swear, grammar can be fun--at least when you're like me and find a wicked glee in rolling your eyes at the grammar fails around you!! First, though, let's take a look at a technical writing tip that seems simple, but catches up more people than yo...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #3

Posted by , in Writing Tips April 29, 2015 · 645 views
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Who's ready for another Grammar Rodeo? This one focuses on Affect vs Effect and Ellipses vs Em Dashes. A thank you to Cia for taking the time to put these together. I hope you find them as informative as I do.

Grammar Rodeo #3
Those Pesky Word Choices  
Affect vs. Effect
This is one of those small things that isn’t always picked out by a...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #2

Posted by , in Writing Tips April 09, 2015 · 832 views
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Who's ready for another Grammar Rodeo? A big thanks to Cia for providing these for the blog. They are a great learning tool and include some great tips and tricks to help authors remember what is best to use. Hopefully you'll find Grammar Rodeo #2 as informative as I did!

Grammar Rodeo #2
Those Pesky Word Choices   Past vs. Passed...


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Writing Tip: Grammar Rodeo #1

Posted by , in Writing Tips February 25, 2015 · 812 views
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Today's blog is courtesy of Cia! Ever wondered which is the correct word to use when faced with lay/lie? You're not alone and Cia has put together a very informative blog entry to help, it even includes tips and tricks for when you're really not sure. Thanks Cia for taking the time to give us Grammar Rodeo #1!

Grammar Rodeo #1
Tips and Tricks for wr...


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Writing Tip: Constructive Criticism - Part 2

Posted by , in Writing Tips November 26, 2014 · 725 views
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I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Last week we did a post on Constructive Criticism. I received so many great responses, I decided it was better to break it up and do two posts rather than the single one that I originally had planned. Today, we're looking at the final five author's answers to the question: What is constructive criticism? Enjo...