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#oxford commas

#oxford commas

"Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?"


Suddenly, there is a great rumbling.

Over hill, over dale, through forest, through fog, they come. Some walk. Some fly. Some crawl. Some simply move deep within the bowels of the earth. They are massive in number, terrifying in their fury. They blot out the sun from the grass below. They nearly shake the earth from orbit with their rage.

They are the English majors. 

They give a fuck about an Oxford comma.

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Anonymous asked: Please clarify your writing service.


Thanks for your question.  The service described is often call ‘beta reading’.  I read over your submission and provide feedback on technical and creative aspects of your work.  This could be anything from an errant comma to the strength of your arc.  What I’ve done in the past is have a person send me a short piece or section (500 words or so) of what they’re writing, critique it, and send it back.  This is free.  If it seems like the type of editing service you’d benefit from, we would then discuss how long your project is, how quickly you need it reviewed, and how to send it to me.  Does this sound like something you would be interested in?  If so, send me a note.  Thanks!  m b russell

In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.

—Rose Tremain (via maxkirin)

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