Continuing Commas Revisited

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Our final collection of instances with commas are between adjectives, repeated words, and when characters address other characters in dialogue. Although dialogue doesn’t have to be grammatically correct, most people don’t speak grammatically, […]

Commenting on Commas Revisited

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Commas are important in speech, as we’ve discussed before commas mark brief breaths but they also mark the end of the dialogue or when we’re addressing a person. One of the most confusing […]

Happy Birthday, Jesse’s Studio!

Jesse’s Studio is 2 years old today! Today also marks the launch of the pre-order for the kindle version of Victorian Mistress, it had been edited and features bonus story First Meetings. For a full list of Amazon links try the brand new Shop page. As of today you can now also buy Victorian Mistress and Nine Shillings merchandise, […]

Looking at Lists

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Another important function of commas is for lists. Whether it’s a list of things a character brought, or connecting beautiful descriptions, commas are required. Why is this? Simply to help distinguish items and […]

The Curse of the Comma Revisited

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. The comma does have a purpose, beyond getting on our nerves, and that’s to break up sentences for a brief breath. Normally people would say a ‘pause’, which is true, but at their […]

Getting Grammatical Revisited

This week we’re looking at some points of basic grammar that often cause confusion because they’re confusing. The article on homophones was particularly fun to write, obviously I never confused any of them once… All these articles are based on British grammar. I should probably add that this is my personal approach to grammar and […]

Continuing Commas

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Our final collection of instances with commas are between adjectives, repeated words, and when characters address other characters in dialogue. Although dialogue doesn’t have to be grammatically correct, most people don’t speak grammatically, […]

Commenting on Commas

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Commas are important in speech, as we’ve discussed before commas mark brief breaths but they also mark the end of the dialogue or when we’re addressing a person. One of the most confusing […]

More Gruesome Grammar

This week we’re continuing our look at grammar with more curious comma rules, adding sentence extras and a few things we shouldn’t do with grammar. Monday – Commenting on Commas, A look at linking speech with dialogue tags. Tuesday – Continuing Commas, Commas when addressing people and decribing things. Wednesday – Off The Wall, Brackets, what are they for? Where do […]

Looking at Lists

NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Another important function of commas is for lists. Whether it’s a list of things a character brought, or connecting beautiful descriptions, commas are required. Why is this? Simply to help distinguish items and […]