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Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Have you got a simple definition of the word irony? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Why does my spelling/grammar checker keep capitalizing the word is in the title of my essay, “What is Empathy”? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

What can you tell me about the word sharpie as a verb? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

What are the main ways for a young writer to develop their unique writing style, and how long does it take? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Do you have a simple trick for writers to remember the rules on writing lie, lay, laid and/or lain? Read more

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Dear Geist, Which is correct: per cent, or percent? Read more

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Why do English-language style guides tell us to italicize words in other languages when they appear in English running text? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Dear Geist, You messed up the hyphens in your recent post Long Long Wind. Read more

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Dear Geist, Is it just me, or does the message on this invitation sound like an ad for a bra? “[T]hanks for making the gallery a dynamic place that inspires and uplifts.” Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Dear Geist, Is it cuckoo to go back and work on a book I started a few years ago, and which I have super mixed feelings about? Read more

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Dear Geist,When will you admit that Monty Rose and Wannabe writer are right when it comes to long-winded sentences? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Dear Geist, Why did my comp lit prof take off one mark on my essay and circle “the hoi polloi”? Read more

Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Dear Geist, Have you got any advice on developing characters before the real writing starts? Read more

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Dear Geist, I’ve always been told that writing is a gift. You have it or you don't, and real writers just get on with the writing and don't pollute their vision with other people's ideas. Read more

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Dear Geist, Help! I need a trick to remember whether to write “who's” or “whose.” Read more

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Dear Geist, Are the words forcefully and forcibly interchangeable? Read more

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I’m an ultra newbie writer and I love it! But I need to eat, etc. So my idea is to do some teaching on the side. What do you think? Read more

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Am I a genius, or a low-priority author? Read more

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Where do you stand on exclamation marks? I love them! Read more

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Should I hire a sensitivity reader to vet my YA novel manuscript? Read more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 
Have you got a simple definition of the word irony? 
  
—Unironic, Cyberspace 

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