Posts Tagged ‘Juliette Wade’

Quick Updates for 2010-04-17

Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Paolo Bacigalupi, Leanna Renee Hieber, Ted Kosmatka, Shiloh Walker, Victoria Strauss, Monica Valentinell, John Scalzi, Juliette Wade, Ekaterina Sedia, Lori Devoti, David Levine, Jay Lake, Lisa Mantchev, Saladin Ahmed, Andrew Burt, and Leah Cypess!

How semantics can help you! Part 1

Choosing the right word is critical to getting our meaning across as writers. Here are a few initial things to think about:

1. Does this word have the meaning I’m looking for?
2. Does it supply that meaning unambiguously?
3. Does it have the proper positive, negative, mysterious, or other desired connotations?
4. Does it reflect on the attitude or identity of the point of view character?

How syntax can help you!

by Juliette Wade This one’s funny, because it sounds like grammar, or maybe computer programming… Syntax is the study of how sentences are put together. Part of this is word order. This is the one everyone fears because it often involves diagramming sentences. Actually, one of my most intense and wonderful classes was Syntax 1 […]