Meanwhile, the temperature in DFW was 103 today, but the heat index was 109. Whew! I can't wait to see what August will be like. And where will I be in August? Orland, Florida, for the Melaleuca convention. Hot, muggy, sticky Florida. Would somebody please just shoot me?
All in all it's been a good week, though. After having heat exhaustion from working in the yard too long, my 91-year-old mom got a clean report from her doctor yesterday. So all is well. Think she looks 91?
Here's another installment on our series of "Writing Myths." I hope it's helpful.
Punctuation Doesn't Really Matter That Much
The best resource for making sure your punctuation is correct is The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL 2003). Chicago is the industry's primary reference book for all things editorial. If you want to be a pro, get it, study it, learn it. It's a true necessity, but get a discounted copy on Amazon.com, because it's fairly expensive.
Perfecting the Passive Voice