Some Thoughts About My Writing Style

I will admit to being rather particular about the technical aspects of my writing. Some thoughts:

I often place punctuation after the quotation marks. For some thoughts on this, check this website. I like the sentence, “In the United Kingdom, Canada, and islands under the influence of British education, punctuation around quotation marks is more apt to follow logic.” Clearly, I must have been influenced by some of my favorite British authors- Michael Moorcock, Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, et al. The British style seems a little more logical to me.

I prefer the Oxford comma (also known as the serial comma).

Finally, I’m a fan of mythbusting in general. (Also, the TV show of the similar name and Snopes.) In that vein, please enjoy some grammar myths that I enjoy breaking. Check them out here. The article is written on a Legal Writing website but the arguments made are not limited to legal writing. Go ahead- break these “rules”. Live a little! 🙂

When I write, I hear myself telling a story. I think language should serve our message, not the other way around. Hopefully my writing style reads well by you, my dear audience!

Enjoy- and good writing!

 

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