The Elusive Comma — Carolyn Wilker

In writing classes, particularly when it comes to grammar, we often get in a discussion over commas. While one throws up her hands and says, “Let the editor fix it,” another asks, “Tell me again where they go.” It seems the comma is out to elude writers. Commas appear where they should, where they shouldn’t, and

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  Writing Goals and Distractions — Janice Dick

I’ve come to my office to write. That’s the plan, but my actual behavior is often quite different from my intent: 9:30 AM  Go upstairs to office 9:35 AM  Tidy desk, clean up desktop, align folders. 9:45 AM  Check emails (there might be a message from my agent or an editor, or even that contest

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