>Hapax Legomenon, David Byrne, and Hemingway’s Love

> Hapax legomenon. I learned this phrase the other day. It is an instance of a word occurring once in a language, the work of an author, or a single text. It’s a very pretentious phrase but one that has great import for writers. This fact has been motivating me to keep writing: 44% of… Continue reading >Hapax Legomenon, David Byrne, and Hemingway’s Love

>Lamentation for the Comma

> Oh, comma! Dear friend, connector of clauses, I am ridding my writing of you! Ernest Hemingway and many other writers before him recognized that commas are burdensome. Sometimes they are necessary, but other times they are burdensome. When you are using conditional statements it helps to use the comma. But, as this sentence demonstrates,… Continue reading >Lamentation for the Comma