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Dear Geist, Did I really hear someone utter this sentence at a conference? “We want to data this for a few more weeks.” Read more

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Dear Geist, Is it acceptable in the magazine world to let an interview subject read over the transcribed interview and suggest edits? Read more

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Dear Geist, Which is grammatically correct: middle-size dog, or middle-sized dog? Read more

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Dear Geist, What is so funny about this exchange on CBC Radio? Read more

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Dear Geist, Am I stuck with the book editor my publisher assigned to me? Read more

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Dear Geist, Are the terms West Coast and west coast interchangeable? Read more

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Dear Geist, What should a writer do when she can't get the perfect ending she planned? Read more

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Dear Geist, My book has been hijacked! What should I do? Read more

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Dear Geist, Am I racking or wracking my brains? Read more

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Dear Geist, Is there a recent comprehensive list of Indigenous groups in Canada? Read more

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Dear Geist, How do you write a personal essay without mentioning yourself? Read more

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Dear Geist, Is it cricket to sell a freelance article, then make a few revisions and sell it to a different periodical? Read more

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Dear Geist, What's the difference between instinctive and instinctual? Read more

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Dear Geist, What can I do with the manuscript of my novel, all said it “needed work” but gave me almost no details? Read more

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Dear Geist, What thesaurus do you recommend for a writer wet behind the ears? Read more

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Dear Geist, Which of the following sincere but conflicting advice for non-fiction writers do you agree with? Read more

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Dear Geist, What did my writing group leader think was so funny about a sentence I wrote in a short story? Read more

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Dear Geist, How does a young writer know what genre is the best one to work in? Read more

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Dear Geist, Which is correct, (a), (b), or both? (a) All of them are overdressed for the hike; (b) None of them is properly dressed for the hike. Read more

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Did I really hear someone utter this sentence at a conference? “We want to data this for a few more weeks.”

 
—Sandra Caprese, Dauphin MB
 

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