Wednesday on Writing: Do I Really Need to Know Grammar and Spelling?

Here's another question that gets discussed in writing groups a lot. There are those who think that a writer doesn't need to know or care about grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of writing. After all, isn't that what editors are for? Yes and no. From my point of view, mostly no. Yes, one of … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Do I Really Need to Know Grammar and Spelling?

Wednesday on Writing: Why Do Word Processors Even Have Grammar Check?

A lot of people are not big fans of the grammar check function in word processors. Many wish they could turn it off, but many times, it's tied to the spell check function and that one is useful. Usually.  I will confess that I don't absolutely hate grammar check software. I don't think I'd miss … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Why Do Word Processors Even Have Grammar Check?

Monday Musings: I (Almost) Wish My Friends Would Stop Recommending Books To Me

Not all of them, of course. There are those I trust to tell me about books that I not only might enjoy, but that will also be readable. Not because I already have too many books to read. Impossible. I have decided that I cannot die until I read all the books on my tbr … Continue reading Monday Musings: I (Almost) Wish My Friends Would Stop Recommending Books To Me