The Journal: Punctuation for Writers

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * In the second item * Topic: Punctuation for Writers * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn’t make any sense.” James Thurber “It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” Stephen King In the second item listed in “Of Interest” today, the writer wrote … Read more

The Journal: On Comma Use

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * A writer friend in South Africa * A great new information site * Topic: On Comma Use * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “B&N’s new CEO, James Daunt, is designing the company’s phoenix-like rise from its ashes on the direct involvement of on-the-ground booksellers in the decisions on what books individual stores should stock. You know, the way booksellers used to do it before the superstores ran them out of business.” John Gilstrap “[A]s the [book] business fluctuates and expands and contracts, the one constant to all of it … … Read more