Author and professional stylist Heather Newberger joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her first book, How to Date Your Wardrobe: And Other Ways to Revive, Revitalize, and
Find out why contractions in dialogue need to find a place in your writing---along with a few exceptions, in which it is actually best to avoid them.
Bad news: most authors are blind to their weak conjunctions. Good news: once you are aware of them, they're super easy to fix.
Find out when participle phrases (those "-ing" words) are acceptable--and when are they not. Will using them make your book unacceptable to editors?
Consider four ways you can invigorate your prose into something special by injecting the element of surprise into every single sentence.
Sometimes, exclamation points will be legitimate. But more often than not, they're simply going to be overkill. Learn how to tell the difference!
Out of all the pitfalls of writing, surely the simple sentence isn't one of them. But what if I said you've been writing sentences wrong all your life?