Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.

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747 - You Don't Have to Get Up on Stage for Improv to Boost Your Creativity


Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help!


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746 - How to Make Family Names Plural. How Come We Ask 'How Come?'


Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"


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745 - 'More Than' Versus 'Over.' Is a Hamburger a Sandwich?


The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked. Find out why they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.


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744 - Cold Turkey, Talk Turkey, and More. The Weird Origin of the Cornucopia.


Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia.


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743 - How to Get Your Characters Right (Especially When They Aren't Like You)


The role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.


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742 - Famous Quotations. Silent Letters.


The Internet Makes It Easier (and Harder) to Find Original Sources. Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.


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741 - Behind the Scenes in Publishing.


If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.


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episode 22: 740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.


Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? You know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, APA, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!


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episode 739: 739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.


People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!


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738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.


The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.


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