Column by J. David Osborne
What makes a good book review good? We investigate by looking at the different genres of "bad Amazon review."
Column by Repo Kempt
Learn how to identify and fix common problems in your opening chapter.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 4, 2017
LitReactor is officially 6 years old! We celebrate with a collection of our greatest hits.
Column by Repo Kempt August 28, 2017
A list of ten simple edits that can immediately improve whatever writing you're working on.
Column by Peter Derk February 16, 2017
Are you the office grammarian? Are you the one correcting people at family dinners? Wanna know why we hate you?
Column by Taylor Houston March 4, 2016
OK, so they aren't facts, and they are not all grammar-related, but most of your loved ones will just want you to shut up anyway.
Column by Taylor Houston November 13, 2015
It's actually not that hard to write more inclusively, but it's more important now than ever to TRY.
Column by Taylor Houston February 13, 2015
Grammar gets a bad rap, but some grammar rules are actually there to HELP you. Here are seven tools I have learned to love.
Column by Taylor Houston
10 Gifts for the Oxford-Comma-Obsessed Word Nerd in your life.
Review by Taylor Houston November 24, 2014
Eeee!!! A NEW STYLE GUIDE HAS ARRIVED – or has it?
Column by Susan DeFreitas October 24, 2014
No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all.
Column by Taylor Houston July 22, 2014
Typos are a part of everyday life, but sometimes they can be downright dangerous. Here are three types, from the innocent to the egregious!
News by Riki Cleveland
Weird Al Yankovic parodies 'Blurred Lines' with the grammatically correct 'Word Crimes.'
Column by Taylor Houston February 24, 2014
How "snuck" sneaked into the English language and we totally let it.
News by Nathan Scalia August 13, 2013
Google joins the crowd of dictionaries that are accepting the word "literally" to mean "not literally."
News by Dean Fetzer May 30, 2013
Simon Horobin, a professor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, shocked an audience at the Hay Festival when he suggested the spelling of “they’re”, “their” and “there” could be standardized.
Column by Kimberly Turner February 28, 2013
Is Twitter's inescapable deluge of 140-character blurbs massacring English as we know it or pushing us to write tighter, more concise copy?
Column by Taylor Houston December 31, 2012
So you swore off sugar in the new year, but did you resolve to stop using 'they' to refer to a single subject? You should. Here are 10 grammar and usage resolutions for 2013.
Column by Kimberly Turner September 26, 2012
What's that word doing there? When it comes to spoken language, nothing is accidental. Linguists are working on finding meaning in every 'oh,' 'um,' 'well,' and 'okay.' The results might surprise you.
Column by Taylor Houston July 18, 2012
Two more comma rules that every writer should learn.
Column by Jon Gingerich June 27, 2012
One of the biggest mistakes committed by both beginning and experienced writers is a failure to craft sentences that transmit information clearly, evenly, and with an emphasis on what’s important.