Formatting Dialogue

Hello, Write Owls. Welcome to Day 27 of Grammar 110. Today we’re talking about formatting dialogue. I’ve workshopped with a lot of writers who don’t know how to format dialogue, so today I’m going to show you how. Dialogue always goes in quotation marks. Punctuation typically goes inside the quotation marks. If the dialogue isn’tContinue reading “Formatting Dialogue”

Homophones

Hello, Write Owls. Welcome to Day 23 of Grammar 110. Today we’re talking about homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. These words are often confused with one another, and it’s easy to accidentally write the wrong one. Examples: To/Too/Two Your/You’re There/Their/They’re Its/It’s These are theContinue reading “Homophones”

Dangling Modifiers

Hello, Write Owls. Welcome to Day 22 of Grammar 110. Today we’re talking about dangling and misplaced modifiers. Dangling and misplaced modifiers are when modifiers aren’t associated with the thing they are modifying in the sentence. Examples: Incorrect: I looked more closely at the artifact putting on my glasses. (This makes it seem like theContinue reading “Dangling Modifiers”

Filter Words

Hello, Write Owls. Welcome to Day 21 of Grammar 110. Today we’re talking about filter words. Filter words (not to be confused with yesterday’s filler words) are words that filter the reader’s experience. Examples: Felt Heard Looked at Saw Smelled Tasted Thought Wondered Typically you can replace these words with a description of whatever theContinue reading “Filter Words”