Just when I think I've mastered lay and lie, affect and effect rear their ugly heads. Sheesh. What's a girl to do? Here's what. Bookmark a handy dandy site that I recently discovered.
Confusing Words is dedicated to clearing up the confusion of befuddled writers around the world. They have a collection of 3210 words that are the most troublesome to writers AND to readers.
It's super easy to use. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused. I may never have to irritate my crit partners again. Well, at least for improper use of a word, that is.
Disclaimer: Heads up that this is an older site, so there are no bells and whistles or eye candy. Just basic information.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?