Monthly Archives for October 2018

Four on the Floor with Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza

This Four on the Floor interview features Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza, a writing team I came across through their involvement with Silverwood: The Door (a collaboration with Brian Keene, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Richard Chizmar). Read on for their bio and and insights into horror and the writing process.      Bio: Melissa Lason and Michelle […]

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What Are Zombie Rules in Grammar?

Zombies are fueled by mindless hunger, and this mindlessness is part of what makes them scary. If you have a choice between reasoning with a zombie and bashing one in the head with a shovel, the latter approach is more likely to help you avoid becoming one of the undead yourself. Zombie rules in grammar […]

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Three Quick Tips for Grammar Quizzes

Online grammar quizzes pop up all over the place, and I often find them hard to resist. I’m a copyeditor, so why bother with quizzes I should breeze through? Isn’t it like shooting fish in a barrel? Yes, but it always feels good to ace something, and people working outside traditional office settings often need […]

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Writing Sprints for NaNoWriMo and Beyond

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is fast approaching, and many writers are biting their nails hoping they can find the time to pound out 50,000 words in November. “Not enough time” is a constant refrain among hopeful writers — and an understandable one. Day jobs, family, friends, chores, outside-of-work appointments, life(!) all come between writers […]

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