Tag Archives: writing

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
Grammarly.com

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Questions 649: Writers and Bipolar

Alli asks: “Some of my most productive creative periods happened during a manic bipolar phase. Now that I’m stable, how can I get my mojo back?”

The Secret Life of the Mannic-Depressive
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison

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Questions 622: Slapstick

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Robert asks: “How would one convey slapstick in writing?”
Resources Mentioned
Phule’s Company, by Robert Aspirin
Lamb to the Slaughter and Pig, by Roald Dahl in collection Kiss, Kiss
Home Alone
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