What better way to ease into the week than with a few eclectic (random?) links. There should be something here for you, so dig in.
Aspiring comic books artists, you probably know this already, but DC Comics is looking for new blood. Don’t worry, Superman and Batman aren’t going into retirement. Zuda Comics is a new line of Web-only comics. Enter your creation, get an immediate contract to produce your comic or get entered into a competition where users decide who gets a deal. Pow! Kazaam!
If art’s not your thing, but words are, grammar freaks, this article’s for you: Punctuation is no place for zero tolerance.
It is an error to put the article after the noun, for example (as in cat the), because no one ever does this in any dialect of English, standard or nonstandard. It would be an error to spell rhubarb as rubarb, because this is not a recognised variant form in any part of the English-writing world. The problem with punctuation is that most of its features do not present such a clear-cut state of affairs.
We’re fans of Grammar Girl, so if you want an extra helping of motivation with your punctuation, then check out Generating Story Ideas And Overcoming Writer’s Block. In this podcast she offers tips on generating non-fiction and fiction story ideas, as well as overcoming writer’s block. Even though Grammar Girl doesn’t mention it (but one of her readers does), we think blogs help writers generate story ideas and overcome writer’s block. (At least they do on most days.) Have a great week.