Grammar for Fiction Writers by Chris Saylor and Marcy Kennedy

Grammar for Fiction Writers by Chris Saylor and Marcy Kennedy

Grammar for Fiction Writers by Chris Saylor and Marcy Kennedy

Contents of Grammar for Fiction Writers

  • Part One: Punctuation Basics
  • Chapter 1 – Possessives vs. Contractions
  • Chapter 2 – Comma Problems
  • Chapter 3 – Dashes, Semicolons, and Ellipses—Oh My!
  • Chapter 4 – How to Format Your Dialogue
  • Chapter 5 – Take It to the Page: Part One
  • Part Two: Knowing What Your Words Mean and What They Don’t
  • Chapter 6 – Commonly Confused Words
  • Chapter 7 – Imaginary Words and Phrases
  • Chapter 8 – Crutch Words
  • Chapter 9 – Weak Words
  • Chapter 10 – Connotation vs. Denotation
  • Chapter 11 – Take It to the Page: Part Two
  • Part Three: Grammar Rules Every Writer Needs to Know and Follow
  • Chapter 12 – Passive Voice vs. Active Voice
  • Chapter 13 – Subject–Verb Agreement
  • Chapter 14 – Double Negatives
  • Chapter 15 – Don’t Get Tense
  • Chapter 16 – Lack of Parallelism
  • Chapter 17 – Woe Is Me: Dealing With I/Me, Who/Whom, and That/Which/Who
  • Chapter 18 – Take It to the Page: Part Three
  • Part Four: Special Challenges for Fiction Writers
  • Chapter 19 – Dangling Participles and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Chapter 20 – Reversing Cause and Effect
  • Chapter 21 – Are Your Characters Doing the Impossible?
  • Chapter 22 – Orphaned Dialogue and Pronouns
  • Chapter 23 – Take It to the Page: Part Four
  • Part Five: “Rules” You Can Safely Ignore When Writing Fiction
  • Chapter 24- Grammar Taboos That Aren’t

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