Category Archives: Common Errors

Style Kiboshes

Some years ago I read something like the following in a magazine for writers. The author is a newspaper editor, writing to the staff reporters. It points up my contention that the writing “rules” are so ambiguous as to be … Continue reading

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Writing Contests and Other Scammy Stuff

Oh dear oh dear oh dear (the words of my Irish grandmother)! How many ways can writers be teased out of their hard work? Let me count the ways. To begin, there are contests. To end, there are contests. Writers … Continue reading

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