Storyteller’s Nuts and Bolts

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kristytaylorIn this column, Kristy Taylor shares tips on punctuation, usage, grammar and spelling. They are, literally, what makes the nuts and bolts of a good story.

Each article in this column will address one item in each area. For more information about Kristy Taylor, do visit her website at www.kristytaylor.com.

For reprint rights for any of these articles, please contact Kristy Taylor.

The articles in Storyteller’s Nuts and Bolts are based on the current industry-standard references in Australia.


Article 1 – The Full Stop
Article 2 – Sentenced for Life: Structure it Right
Article 3 – Title Your Short Story Right
Article 4 – Let Your Characters Speak for Themselves
Article 5 – The Finer Points of Punctuation
Article 6 – Grammar Did Not Give Birth to Your Mother
Article 7 – The Character Next Door
Article 8 – Reposition Your Preposition
Article 9 – Placing Your Apostrophe
Article 10 – Words Writers Misspell
Article 11 – Single Or Double Quotation Marks?
Article 12 – The Disappearing Comma
Article 13 – Confused By Some Words?
Article 14 – The Editor’s Which Hunt
Article 15 – Balancing Your Sentences
Article 16 – Writing Numbers
Article 17 – Affect or Effect?
Article 18 – Than or Then?
Article 19 – That or Which?
Article 20 – Homophones: Two, Too & To
Article 21 – Controlling Your Commas
Article 22 – Varying Your Sentence Lengths
Article 23 – A Quick Start to Grammar Basics
Article 24 – Writing Quotes and Speech
Article 25 – Lay or Lie?
Article 26 – There, Their or They’re?
Article 27 – Are You Using Transitions?
Article 28 – Top Writing Books
Article 29 – When To Use Capital Letters
Article 30 – Homophones – I hear ya!
Article 31 – Do Possessive Pronouns Take Apostrophes?
Article 32 – 8 Pronoun Types?
Article 33 – What Are Your Verbs Doing?
Article 34 – 9 Tips to Getting Published


Take note: The articles listed on this page are NOT free. If you would like to re-print them, please seek the permission of the author.

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