Writing Wednesdays – Getting “it’s/its” correct: it’s its own reward

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014
Writing Wednesdays – Getting “it’s/its” correct: it’s its own reward

It’s or its? Based on the extremely scientific survey of homophones I see misused on various media: books, Facebook, emails, etc. this has got to be the number one most commonly misused. Let’s start with an example:           I saw this going around Facebook recently, and it is a prime example […]

Writing Wednesdays – the Vocative Comma

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

I will admit that I tend to over-comma. I can’t help it. It’s just such a handy little thing. It tells a reader when to stop and take a breath, it separates different thoughts, itemizes lists, and just generally helps give structure and meaning to all the little words floating around within a sentence. Commas […]

Writing Wednesdays – Y’all or Ya’ll

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

For the love of all that is good in the world, it is “y’all” not “ya’ll”! Y’all is the contraction of “you” and “all”‘ where the apostrophe takes the place of the “ou” in “you” and also replaces the space between the words. Thus, “you all” becomes “y’all”. It makes no sense to put the apostrophe in […]

Writing Wednesdays – CTRL F

Posted by on May 24, 2013

I’m introducing another new feature here at Lector’s Books: Writing Wednesdays. I just can’t help myself – I’ve always adored alliteration. My plan is for this to be a once or twice a month feature, but we’ll see how it goes. If you have any requests for subjects you’d like to see featured, shoot me […]