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Questions 652: Grammar Gold

Caine asks: “Is there one gold standard for perfect grammar in fiction, or does it vary by publisher? Is there a guide or software to help?”

Resources Mentioned:
Strunk & White’s Elements of Style
Grammar Girl

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Questions 510: Character Voice and Grammar

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Vega says: I’m enjoying the Deep Characterization series and am interested in how characterization might influence or be shown in grammar, word choice, and sentence structure.  Is this what you mean by “character voice?”

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Resources Mentioned
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Resurrection Junket by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Misery by Stephen King

Questions 228: Spelling and Grammar for the Dyslexic Writer

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Maurice asks:
“As a dyslexic writer, how can I learn spelling and grammar in a way that’ll stick in my head?”

Resources mentioned:
The Kahn Academy
Grammar Girl
Hooked on Phonics