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Entries in grammar (20)

Thursday
Aug312017

A comic for Oxford comma haters/fans

Friday
Jul072017

Comic: Restaurant Sign Snob

Wednesday
Jul052017

Comic: The Rejection

Grammar is important. :-)

Monday
Mar132017

Be kind to your apostrophes today

Thursday
Mar022017

Comic: Grammarian Party Angst.

Monday
Jun272016

Comic: Grammar Breakup

Tuesday
May032016

Comic: Punctuation Kidfight

Monday
Apr182016

Comic: The Rejection

Wednesday
Apr132016

Micropoem: Punctuation Rebel (for Day 12 of #AprPAD)

Thursday
Jan282016

Trying to make room for new books on my shelf by purging old ones but it's HARD. Here's how I feel.

Monday
Jan252016

Comic: Punctuation Breakup

Tuesday
Jul142015

Comic: The Search

Monday
Oct202014

Comic: Watch Those Dangling Modifiers...

Saturday
Aug092014

Comic: Grammar Graffiti

Tweaked from a version that originally appeared in Writer Unboxed.

Sunday
Jun082014

Comic: Metaphor Mixologist

Thanks to Jim Hill for inspiring this comic with his "metaphor mixologist" phrase on Twitter. 

When I was working on the comic, I got curious about mixed metaphors and did some research...and of course immediately fell into the Black Hole Of The Internet. Sooo many interesting links! I could browse grammar sites for way too long, I think.

One of the best explanations is Grammar Girl's Mixed Metaphor post.

Tuesday
Mar042014

Happy National Grammar Day!

In honor of National Grammar Day, here's a Will Write For Chocolate strip from the archives:

And thanks to Martha Brockenbrough for founding National Grammar Day!

Tuesday
Jan152013

Comic: The Rejection

Monday
Apr302012

Comic: The Misplaced Apostrophe

I'm posting some of my older comics here as I catalog and tag them in prep for a print book compilation. You can also find my comics for writers on Tumblr and Pinterest.

OHI0027 WRI MisplacedApostBerserksm

Saturday
Oct222011

Happy International All Caps Day!

NationalCapsDay 400v2

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ALL CAPS / CAPS LOCK DAY, SEE CAPSLOCKDAY.COM (warning: strong language and dancing Santa images that may make your eyes bleed).

Also see:

Today is INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, but what is it? (The Next Web)

Sunday
Sep052010

New comic up on Writer Unboxed

I've posted a new comic up on Writer Unboxed: "Not An Old Wives' Tale After All...."