The Problem with “and am” in Writing

There's nothing wrong with it - it's grammatically correct - but every time I write or read it, it feels wrong. I am talking about the phrase “and am”. For example: I am looking for some peace and quiet and am at the end of my rope. The aforementioned sentence is correct, but the juxtaposition of … Continue reading The Problem with “and am” in Writing

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Why You Should be Using the Serial Comma

The serial comma, most commonly known as the Oxford comma or the Harvard comma, is used before a coordinating conjunction ('and' or 'or') in a list of three or more items in a list. For example: Cheddar, brie, and gorgonzola. The serial comma remains a controversial topic among grammar enthusiasts, some arguing that it is unnecessary … Continue reading Why You Should be Using the Serial Comma

The Phantom Home Invader: A True Story

Throughout my childhood and early teens, I experienced many paranormal events. These experiences stopped when I was around seventeen, so it is entirely feasible to assume that they were merely the product of an overactive imagination. But one haunting felt so lucid, so undeniably real. Although I am a writer, this is not a work … Continue reading The Phantom Home Invader: A True Story