Tips & Techinques

Tips & Techniques
Punctuation Puzzles

Punctuation Puzzles

Punctuation is our favorite topic, right? Well… maybe not. Nevertheless, we writers need to master the ins and outs of punctuation if we wish to master our craft. So, in the spirit of learning good punctuation, we’ll be examining punctuation puzzles over the course of our next few Writers’ Guild newsletters.

Tips & Techniques
If You Are A Writer, You Also Are An Editor

If You Are A Writer, You Also Are An Editor

We begin with a rule used to edit newswriting. Maybe you’ve heard of the ABC rule, as it applies to what is commonly known as news reporting. If you were an Associated Press reporter back in the heyday of newspapers, your AP editor would have measured every one of your news stories against three criteria. He would have asked is your story accurate, is it as brief as it can be, and is it clear?