Ask Daphne! About Grammar

September 27th, 2012

Another question from my readers! Today, Michelle writes: It seems that today a lot of emphasis is being placed on the grammar and editing skills of the writer\s. I get generally decent feedback about my plot and characters but get knocked for grammar rules. The people giving me the grammar feedback were all English majors […]

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Ask Daphne! About slang

March 27th, 2012

I was beginning to think you guys didn’t have any more questions for me about the great big world of publishing — that I’d answered your every concern in the past four years of blogging! I’m so glad to hear there’s still things I can post about! Like this question from Donn: I have a […]

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A Punctuation Pet Peeve

August 5th, 2008

My client Kater Cheek blogged recently about poor punctuation in stores, “Today I was at a grocery store and they’ve made their labels print out a little tag at the bottom that says “Thank’s from Fry’s” That one I couldn’t let go. I wrote them an email telling them that they ought to have their signage written by the educated, native English speakers on the staff, because bad grammar sends a negative impression. They’ll probably ignore it.” A lot of people do ignore bad grammar, but when you’re writing an email to a prospective agent, you really do need to pay attention.

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