Let it be said that I unabashedly crush on Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl. It's not a "come hither" kind of crush (though I hope she won't mind me saying that she is a knockout) ... it's a creative crush, a crush fueled by absolute admiration and amazement for what she does, and how danged easy she makes it look. Grammar Girl's podcast is one of the most popular indie 'casts in the Milky Way galaxy, and for good reason: Each week, she provides invaluable advice on how to become a better writer. She tackles such pesky issues as "affect vs. effect," "who vs. whom," the particularly stymieing "that vs. which" and so much more. Regardless of your professional field, her show will improve your communication skills.
She's also the brains behind the Quick and Dirty Tips network, a website thriving with other podcasts filled with equally awesome advice. Plus, she's a New York Times bestselling writer; her Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing book was released to stellar acclaim last year, and still dominates several writing-related catagories at Amazon.com.
The best part? Mignon is back with a NEW book, which promises to deliver some killer advice: The Grammar Devotional. What I've read of this book is stellar, packed with resonant, practical advice for writers of all skill levels. If you're keen to polish your wordherding skills, this is a must-buy. In fact, here's the book's Amazon page. Go get 'em, tiger.
Want to give some of Mignon's daily tips a test drive before you buy? I've gotcha covered. Dig the link to the PDF below; there, you can download a month's worth of the books daily tips, for free. If you find it as helpful as I did, you'll click that Amazon link and snag a copy.
There are few authors I endorse without hesitation. Mignon Fogarty is one of them. Check out The Grammar Devotional, support her work, and become a better writer in the process! Everybody wins!