Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — future

This is the rarest of all for an entire story/novel to be written in. However, there are often sections that require this. example time!! Rusty would be going to visit her brother in Washington, D.C. for a week. Then she would be going to the west to visit some family. She couldn't be more excited … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — future

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — something that happened

This is where it gets confusing for people. When writing in present tense about something that happened in the past. This is where past perfect comes into play when writing in past tense, and past tense comes into play when writing in present tense. Examples. Usually the easiest way to figure things out. PRESENT TO … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — something that happened

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — past tense

Hey ya'll! This is my preferred tense to write in. I love it! To me, even when speaking, stories are told in the past tense because they happen in the past, not in the moment. If that makes sense. So here's an example of past tense. *** She walked into the room, her dress beautifully … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — past tense

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — Present tense

Here's the next series! Tenses! I'm thinking four posts in this one, at least for the main four things people generally do with tenses. Present, past, past perfect (and using those together). This first one is going to be about present tense. There are lot of fanfiction and some novels being written in present tense. … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — Present tense

Grammar Wednesday: Pet Peeves and Americanisms

It is not OK. It is okay. ** It is not alright. It is all right. *** It is not wanna, gonna, coulda, shoulda, woulda. It is want to, going to, could have, should have, would have. (The only exception to these should be made in dialogue, or if you are planning some massive narrating … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Pet Peeves and Americanisms

Grammar Wednesday: POV–3rd Person Omniscient

So, you thought you were done with the last post? You're not. There is one more. This person is slowly becoming more popular, but there are still a lot of readers and editors and publishers and betas and such and such that don't like it. Do you know what omniscient means? Well, since I'm into … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: POV–3rd Person Omniscient

Grammar Wednesday: POV–3rd person

Third person is my favorite person to write in. I have to say, I absolutely love and adore it. Recently people have said they don't like third person because they are distanced from the character and can't get into their mind. Also, people say that it creates confusion as to what is really going on … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: POV–3rd person

The wondrous world of editing

I've been seeing a lot of posts on facebook, twitter, goodreads and more about editing and the editing process. I'm not one to miss the bandwagon. Editing is extremely important when it comes to finalizing ANYTHING, even emails to the boss. There can be some pretty blaring typos (I've made them and will continue to … Continue reading The wondrous world of editing

WIPpet Wednesday: June 5th, 2013

Good morning! Guess what! Tomorrow is my birthday, so you're getting something extra special today. I'm currently editing the prequel to my novel that's out...this one is called DYING EMBERS. It's so exciting. I should have it done by the end of this week (in theory). Today you will get two scenes, the first is … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday: June 5th, 2013

Grammar Wednesday: POV–1st person

I've decide the next group of grammar goodness will be about persons in writing. There are typically 3 persons, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Go figure, the numbers go up. First person, at least from what I have seen, is becoming far more common--that might just be because I'm seeing it more, not that it actually … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: POV–1st person

Grammar Wednesday: the “U” and the “A”

This is a common mistake that I find with my copy-editing, and it has to do with tenses, which I will eventually tackle on this blog. Drank v. Drunk Sank v. Sunk These are two that are commonly misused when speaking and even more commonly misused when writing. 1--He drank the tea. 2--He had drunk … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: the “U” and the “A”

Grammar Wednesday: ACTIVE PHRASING

Hello everyone! I know some of you were sad that I missed last week's Grammar Wednesday, but I didn't miss it. I was in Guatemala--no interwebs for a whole week! I started to go into withdrawal. Here's your Grammar Wednesday! It's about active phrasing and passive phrasing. I apparently used to write passive phrasing, and … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: ACTIVE PHRASING

Fanfic mistakes and pleasures

My time for writing originals is certainly not over, but I have been working on fanfiction, toying with the plots (which involve mostly sex) and characters. I know that there are quite a few people who do not agree with fanfic, who think it's a complete violation of the rights of the owners/creators of the … Continue reading Fanfic mistakes and pleasures

Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–finding them!

I thought I would make a post on how to find comma splices. They're not exactly the easiest thing in the world to discover. What I've noticed, in my own writing, is that I tend to have them in dialogue. This is because we don't speak like we should be a writin'. If you get … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–finding them!