#Workshop - Helpful Tips on Grammar and Article Structure - Mon., Feb. 11th at 8 PM EST

SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
So, you want to write a stellar SexIs article, but you need a little help with the nuts and bolts of writing? Perhaps you need a bit of fine tuning? Come on by the Helpful Tips on Grammar and Article Structure on February 11th at 8pm for some pointers! We're going to talk about some of the finer points of writing, have some interactive questions, and maybe give out a point or two.
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SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Than/Then
Than is a comparison word used. My hair is darker THAN yours.
Then designates a time element or part of an if/then statement.
I will go to the store then come home.
I didn't know about it then.
If I miss dinner, then I will be hungry.

Poll/Pole
A poll is a questionnaire. A pole is a structure or magnetic pole.

Apostrophes
Apostrophes show possession. They never show a noun to be plural except if you are talking about letters or numbers. Example: Sneakers has two e's in it. Some children have a problem writing 8's.

To show possession, use 's if it is a singular noun, regardless of what the ending letter is. The man's pen. The woman's book. Jonas's toy. However, if it is an ancient name, like Achilles, and ends in s, use s'. Achilles' heel. If it is a plural noun that does not end in s, use 's. The children's books. If it is a pural noun that ends in s, use s'. The dogs' bones.

Semicolons ;
Use a semicolon to connect two independent but related clauses. I bought a new couch; it was comfy.

Active/Passive voice
In the active voice, the subject acts upon the direct object. Example: Jon kicked the ball.
In the passive voice, the subject is acted upon. Example: The ball was kicked by Jon.
Use the active voice whenever possible.

Article structure
An article has 3 parts: introduction, body, and conclusion.

Plagiarism and quoting
Do not quote another source without using quote marks and giving proper credit.
Do not use large blocks of quote. It's bad form.

Beware of opinions
Opinions can sometimes masquerade as facts. Be vigilant in what you are saying.

Sentences and proof reading
Make sure you vary the length of your sentences.
When you finish writing, walk a way for at least an hour. Come back and read your article out loud to make sure it sounds right.
01/29/2013
Ansley Ansley
I look forward to seeing most, if not all, of our on-site writers - past, present and future here that night! Spread the word!!!
01/29/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Oh, I'm looking forward to this one! I'll do my best to be there!!!
01/29/2013
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I will defiantly be there.
01/29/2013
kitty1949 kitty1949
Yay for someone doing this. I studied journalism and just... yikes.
01/29/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
Oh I have to wait for my work schedule!
01/29/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
I'm looking forward to it!
01/29/2013
theothers1 theothers1
Ooh! Should be interesting.
01/29/2013
sexytileena / absolutely love sex sexytileena / absolutely love sex
Very much interested in this workshop.
01/29/2013
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Hopefully I can be there...if not packing medicines for our upcoming mission trip to Haiti....
01/29/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
Sounds great! I'm looking forward to this
01/30/2013
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
This should be extremely helpful. Can't wait!
01/30/2013
Mwar Mwar
I have work, but I will do my best to be present! Thanks
01/30/2013
ScarletFox ScarletFox
Oh I think I will be looking forward to this!
01/30/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
A week and a half left.
01/31/2013
BG529 BG529
darn I wish this was during the day.
02/01/2013
MrWill MrWill
Bt i lyk riting lik dis. I got a betta flo u kno. 2day I rote a hole article abot how u can git peeple to lol at tings and stuff.





I'll be there, if I can. :-P
02/01/2013
hmb12 hmb12
I'd like to be there (:
02/01/2013
LuckyLady LuckyLady
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
So, you want to write a stellar SexIs article, but you need a little help with the nuts and bolts of writing? Perhaps you need a bit of fine tuning? Come on by the Helpful Tips on Grammar and Article Structure on February 11th at 8pm for some ... More
I'll definitely be there!
02/02/2013
GONE! GONE!
Sounds awesome!
02/02/2013
Ayumi Ayumi
Would love to be there. Hopefully I'll finish internship early that day.
02/03/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
One week, people! Who's ready?
02/04/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
6 days! Ok, I may be a little excited. Don't judge me.
02/05/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Bump! 4 days!
02/07/2013
F1akaLuvsE.F F1akaLuvsE.F
Sounds like fun Im going to try my best to be there!
02/07/2013
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
Will try and be there
02/09/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
So, you want to write a stellar SexIs article, but you need a little help with the nuts and bolts of writing? Perhaps you need a bit of fine tuning? Come on by the Helpful Tips on Grammar and Article Structure on February 11th at 8pm for some ... More
Awesome I can't wait. I think it sounds like a lot of fun. I just hope I can remember to attend.
02/09/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Tomorrow! Every body ready?
02/10/2013
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
i love the add to google calendar button! if i can't make it, i'll be sure to read through the thread at some point. great idea to have this!
02/10/2013
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