Tag Archives: editing

  1. Playing Tag: 3 attribution alternatives for cleaner dialogue

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    February 23, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Attributing quotation to the right speaker is essential for clarity, but the traditional tag (he said…she said…said the butler) is …
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  2. Oddball Grammar

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    September 17, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    Grammar gems from the oddball category: 1. Compound possession… Mike’s and Pam’s phones were stolen. (Each owned a phone; both …
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  3. Don’t Don’t

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    December 3, 2011 by bradcharlesbeals

    Several posts ago, I dealt with the passive voice, its problems, its uses. One of the reasons that passive-voice construction …
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  4. Writer, Proof Thyself

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    August 18, 2011 by bradcharlesbeals

    Proofing your own copy is like tickling yourself—you’d think it would work, but it doesn’t. Just ask Lynne Truss, the …
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