Author: Nathan

Show, Don’t Tell: What the heck does that even mean!? 2

Show, Don’t Tell: What the heck does that even mean!?

It’s one of the most common axioms you’ll encounter in reviews online, to your English paper, and even by your peers: “Show, don’t tell.” Unfortunately, this is only a vague piece of advice. Of...

Bad Lip Readings Of Your Favorite Screen Adaptations 2

Bad Lip Readings Of Your Favorite Screen Adaptations

Bad Lip Reading is one of my favorite YouTube channels: it’s absurd, ridonkulous, and HI-larious. The person behind it, who has chosen to remain anonymous despite the enormous popularity of his or her work,...

How to get more reviews 0

How to get more reviews

If you share your writing online, such as the Young Writers Society, you’ve probably run into the reviews problem; that is, sometimes it can feel like you’re pushing against the tide just to get...

Its vs. It’s, and how the Constitution of the United States got it wrong 4

Its vs. It’s, and how the Constitution of the United States got it wrong

It’s one of the most annoying peculiarities of the English language, instilling dread in both elementary student and published author alike. I speak, of course, of its versus it’s. Normally, to mark the possessive...

Should a student be suspended for posting an incriminating photo of an educator on Facebook? 2

Should a student be suspended for posting an incriminating photo of an educator on Facebook?

A school has wide authority on how to respond to actions that take place inside the school’s premises, but what about outside? If a student posts an incriminating photo of an educator on Facebook,...

Comma Splices and Fun With Semicolons 1

Comma Splices and Fun With Semicolons

I’m pretty sure that I never learned how to properly use semicolons or how to avoid comma splices in school. If I did, then it was relegated to a brief lesson back in seventh...

Today is the Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day 0

Today is the Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day

Celebrated this year on October 5, Star Wars Reads Day is when bookstores and libraries come together to use Star Wars as a way to promote reading. Press release and more info after the...

“A” versus “An”: More complicated than at first glance 1

“A” versus “An”: More complicated than at first glance

Image Credit: http://theteacherwife.blogspot.com/2012/02/when-to-use-or-a-quick-writing-lesson.html It may seem like the simplest rule in the English language: use “a” when it precedes a word that begins with a consonant, and use “an” when the word begins with...