My upstairs neighbor Alexandra, who is a big fan of my books, recently read one of my newest titles, Cassidy Lane. She told me she loved it, but she'd also lost track of how many times in the story Cassidy "walked home slowly." I thanked her for her honesty because I hadn't noticed my tendency to overuse that phrase.
Neither had the developmental editor.
Or the copyeditor.
Or the proofreader.
But my neighbor had, and…Continue
The other day I walked by a secondhand store that had a big pile of used books out front. Taped above the stack was a sign that said the following:
Ugh. This made me sad, particularly so because they were selling books (not book's), which are filled with words (not word's).
I'm not sure how it happened, but the misuse of apostrophes is everywhere these days. Here's a quick refresher…Continue