Wordcraft

Podcast

316 – Prescriptivism

The Mythcreant Podcast The term “prescriptivism” gets thrown around a lot, often to describe some pretty bad behavior, but what does it really mean? That’s what we’re investigating this week, because we don’t want to be prescriptivist about it. We discuss how language changes depending on context, what … read more »
Writing

Breaking Your Prose in the Right Places

A quill pen with a green feather rests on an inkwell on top of an open book. We don’t write endless text without pause. At every level, from an entire book to each individual sentence, we break our prose into chunks. Some places in a story require a break, and in other places, breaking is optional. By placing these subjective breaks, we … read more »