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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749 - How to Identify Your Main Point. It's Harder Than You Think!

You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.


 2019-12-16  28m

748 - Your Language Affects Your Perception of Time. 'Star Wars' Languages.

Do you think of the future as being in front of you or behind you? It might depend on what language you speak. Also, we explore the many languages of 'Star Wars.'


 2019-12-12  17m

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!


 2019-12-09  35m

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?"


 2019-12-05  15m

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.


 2019-12-02  19m

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.


 2019-11-28  14m

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.


 2019-11-25  31m

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.


 2019-11-21  16m

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.


 2019-11-18  21m

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!


 2019-11-15  16m