Barbara O’Connor’s recent post spoke volumes about how crazy editing final copy can make a writer, especially those of us who write more by ear than by grammar rules.
I think I’ve mentioned this book before
but Barbara’s post reminded me of it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened SIC to resolve a grammar dilemma. . .and ended up laughing so hard, I couldn’t see to type.
Unless you are a Grammar Goddess, like Martha Brockenbrough, you need this book.
(Be sure to pop in tomorrow at noon, for a visit with a darn fine writer who just happens to have won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and is lately spending lots of quality time with pigs.)
Grammar Goddess… Why didn’t I think of that? Big fan of Martha Bee.
I”m sure guilty of writing by ear. Good post Kirby.
Thank you, Kirby! I’m so tickled by this!