The Writer’s Diet // Helen Sword.

Lately I’ve been feeling my writing sluggish; it reads like thick moss. I’ve hit writer’s block and slumps before, and most of the time they smooth out with time and grit. But I decided to try my hands on something quicker—a diet of sorts. True to the title, The Writer’s Diet dishes out the minimum,Continue reading “The Writer’s Diet // Helen Sword.”

Eats, Shoots and Leaves // Lynne Truss.

Here’s a book about cringing at misplaced apostrophes and commas, about being sticklers, about Aldus Manutius the Elder (1449-1515) and his innovative printing standards, about raw potential energies of semicolons and colons, about the high duty of a writer to her audience, about itches and sensibilities — in short, a book about punctuation. I bet,Continue reading “Eats, Shoots and Leaves // Lynne Truss.”