Kick Your Reader Out of Your Head

Writers live with their subjects for so long it can be difficult to remember that their readers are not as familiar with the material as they are. When it makes sense inside of your head, it can be hard to help your reader comprehend what you’re trying to say. Apart from having focus groups to […]

It’s the Little Words that Count

Lovers of words understand the joy attendant on a new book even if it is old. My most recent acquisition is a slim claret and dun volume printed by Funk and Wagnalls in 1953 called Standard Handbook of Prepositions, Conjunctions, Relative Pronouns and Adverbs. The missing comma in the title is deliberate, not the product […]