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Grammar Is Sexy

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

After a lot of reflection, I’ve decided to end this chapter in this blog’s history. As of today, I will no longer be posting updates to Grammar Is Sexy. I’m devoting my time instead to freelance writing and editing.

Don’t worry, the site will remain online and functioning, although I’ll be removing the email forms and the contact information. I’m not saying I’ll never update this site again, but at least for the moment I’m moving on to other projects.

Thank you so much to all of you who have read and offered feedback and encouragement. It’s been a pleasure.

— Ransom

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about the writing process this week, and after seeing Austin Kleon share this funny engineering flowchart, I was inspired to create one about the writing process.

The image I came up with is below, and while it neglects some of the…finer points of writing, it emphasizes an important thing to keep in mind when you’re in the heat of writing: research, writing, and editing should remain separate. [click to continue…]

Some days, writing is just a chore. After taking a month off from blogging for Grammar Is Sexy, I’ve found it hard to get back to the same output as before. While I could “fight through it” or “suck it up,” I’m trying a different approach: easing back into posting.

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Greetings, dear reader, and thank you for being here! It’s been over a month since my last post, but rest assured I haven’t given up on Grammar Is Sexy. I took the last month off to step away from the site and decide my goals for its future. As part of this process, I’m redesigning the site and refocusing its topic.

As part of this process, I’d like your help. Members of my weekly newsletter received a survey last Friday asking for feedback on the site. Today, I’d like to open this survey up to all of the site’s readers. You’ll find it below. I’d really appreciate it if you’d take a few moments to complete it. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of this site.

Thank you, and I’ll be back with a new post in two weeks!

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It’s not the sexiest topic, but anyone who works with computers regularly (i.e., almost everyone) should be aware of the dangers of repetitive stress injuries (RSI). Writers are especially at risk, since we spend so much time typing. If you let yourself get to the point where it’s painful to type, you could be literally out of a job.

Since I’m still young and plan to have many years of writing ahead of me, I thought I’d research the repetitive stress injury risk that computer workers (and writers in particular) face. This is in the hopes that we can all avoid chronic pain and express ourselves with ease and grace.

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