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Dot your i's, cross your t's. Fine-tune your story by making sure all the nitty-gritty stuff is in order. While the following lessons on grammar and punctuation may seem obvious to some, serious writers take the mechanics of writing seriously!

Ideas and Techniques

Copy Editing Marks (PDF)
Have a friend copyedit and proof your story like a pro!

Language Arts Survival Guide (PDF)
Review the nuts and bolts of how English works.

Punctuation Survival Guide (PDF)
Make sure you’ve used punctuation consistently and correctly.

Reality Grammar: Understanding Sentence Structure (PDF)
Know the rules before you break them.

Featured Author

“I proofread and checked grammar after writing the original draft, reading through it slowly and correcting major errors. Then I 'fine-tuned' tough grammar after I finished making style revisions. Grammar is usually the "finishing touch" in my editing process.”
—Jocelyn Fox
Read Jocelyn's award winning story, "A Small Taste of Normalcy."

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