Verb Tenses: Don’t Mix Them – Grammar Rules

Grammar Rules! Use Them or Lose Them! Today, I’m posting several grammar rules that #writers might like to review. Let’s Review Using Verb Tenses: If you begin writing a book review, a tweet about your story, or a pitch about your book, etc., in one tense. Don’t Mix Tenses.   Example: Miss Emily is not…

Prepositions: Grammar Rules

The Rule for Prepositions Is That You Should Not Position A Preposition at the End of A Sentence, Phrase, or Clause.  Like Most Rules, However, There Are Exceptions to That Rule,  but Try to Rearrange Your Sentences So That You Have No Dangling Prepositions. Yet, don’t take this rule too far: “This is the type of errant…

How to Create a Citation for a Book

In another post, I tell you how to create a citation for a book that you read online–at a site like gutenberg.org. In that case, you create the citation as a web page. How to Create MLA Citations for Books on Gutenberg But the format of the citation is different for an actual, physical book…

How to Create an MLA Citation for Websites: How to Research for Writers

Scribbr is a Fabulous Resource for Writers. Among many other things, they have a free Citation Generator. https://www.scribbr.com/citation/generator/ Next, you will be asked to add the URL of the Website.  I’ll be creating a citation for a post on another one of my websites: Mythological Connections. Go to the scribbr citation creator: https://www.scribbr.com/citation/generator/ I will…

Early Harvest Festivals and Halloween: Ancient Greece

My college writing students are learning to research for their writing. I have shown them how to use Google Scholar to find research that is academically appropriate. How to Find Academic Resources on Google Scholar: How to Research for Writers Among other things, my class will be talking about how the Ancient Greek Festivals have…

How to Create an MLA Citation for What You Watch on YouTube

I am teaching my college writing class how to research, and the subject they are researching is Greek Mythology. Among other things, they will access material on YouTube. In this post, I’ll show you how to create an MLA citation for any data that you find on YouTube. I’ll create a citation for the following…

How to Create an MLA Citation for a Book in Print

Image Credit Amazon Donna Napoli’s Treasury of Greek Mythology is a Gorgeous Book. It is currently in print and NOT on gutenberg.org and NOT out of copyright. I own all of the mythology books in this series, and I’ll show you how to create a citation for any book currently in print. Scribbr is a…