We use appositives all the time; they're the nouns or noun phrase we use for clarification. Basically, they rename a noun used before it to offer more information for the reader. Most of us know that instinctively, but a lot of the suggestions I make as an editor is about punctuation. Now determining whether an... Continue Reading →

Repetitive Beginnings

A common mistake newer writers, as well as established ones, are guilty of is starting every sentence the same way; for instance, beginning with the word "I." For me, it's either "I" or "So" or any other transition word that I subconsciously type while thinking of what to write next. It's that brief pause in... Continue Reading →

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