Monthly Archives: March 2020

Being Possessive

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When to Use Em Dashes, Parentheses, and Commas?

According to Roy Peter Clark, in Writing Tools: Fifty Essential Strategies for Every Writer, “Punctuation comes from the Latin word punctus, or “point.” Those funny dots, lines, and squiggles help writers point the way. “There is a tendency to use … Continue reading

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Use productive tools to keep your reader focused

  One way to diminish the effect of your message is to load it up with words that are neither useful nor productive. Two ways to kill your message: Write too many words to say something. Write something that does … Continue reading

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