Why I Can’t Stand Grammar Snobs: Round 2

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

This Buzzfeed article made the rounds in copy editor circles a few weeks back. The title: 33 Struggles Only Copy Editors Understand. The first item on the list: “You are literally blinded by pain anytime you see ‘is’ or ‘be’ lowercased in a title.” Hmm, let’s see here, Buzzfeed writer. Putting the whole “literally” debate […]

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Coffee Talk: Leftovers

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 2 Comments

One of my favorite websites to check in on throughout the week is Clementine Daily. A few days ago, they posted this interview with author Shauna Niequist. It completely stopped me in my tracks. The Clementine team asked Shauna that persistent question about work-life balance. How do you wholeheartedly pursue your passions and give your […]

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A Gift List for Word Lovers

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

All the bloggers are rolling out their holiday gift lists, so here I am, hopping on the bandwagon. Except I’m a lazy blogger with a squirmy baby in my lap, so I’m curating my list on Pinterest instead of on the blog or in a pretty download. I’m going to keep adding to the list […]

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Writing Resource: Quora

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

You know how people are always saying to write what you know? (I disagree, for the record.) One of the reasons they say that is to save yourself from lots of research and possible embarrassment. Let’s say you want to write about a city you’ve never been to, give your character a job you’ve never […]

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Coffee Talk: Taking Writing Baby Steps

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

You guys know how I’ve been working on Typing Away for months and months now, right? In case you’re new around here, let me fill you in. Typing Away┬áis a digital guide I’m creating for writers who need help organizing their writing life but don’t have the budget for a writing coach. It’s got 25 […]

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