Author. Editor. Poet. Mom. Also a total grammar geek and word nerd.

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Writing Well

More tips to help make your writing as direct and professional as possible

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From ancient Rome to modern golf, these sayings run the gamut

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Single man golfing on pretty course while hawk flies in distance.
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Burning/ringing ears



And how it can help you build your author platform

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The impact of consistency



What they are and how to punctuate them correctly

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The word grammar typed in all caps and seen through a magnifying glass.
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And the most important question to ask when deciding

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The word grammar typed in all caps and seen through a magnifying glass.
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Parts of speech


Karen DeGroot Carter

Bylines in Publishers Weekly, the Writing Cooperative, others. One Sister’s Song (novel). Not Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Writing (ebook).

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