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Style Guide How-To from a journalist, creative writer, and student

My headline is most certainly in Chicago/MLA Style. AP Style does not approve of the Oxford Comma. Welcome to the Style Guide How-To, where a journalistic, creative, and academic writer explains the difference between three major style guides and outlines how and when writers use them. There are many differences between these guides, such as … Continue reading

A literary tour of Atlanta

The South possess many great authors, and each state boasts its own famous author home and museum. Faulkner’s Rowan Oak is in Oxford, Mississippi. New Orleans houses the Monteleone Hotel, which is a national literary landmark. The Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama is central in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.  These locations are only the … Continue reading

Dual Loyalty

I am an Alabama fan. In my family, Saturdays mean one thing, and one thing only: Alabama football. I grew up with the boys in crimson and white on my TV, my father cheering at the screen with a cold beer in his hand. You could call us the most dedicated fans they’ve got: through … Continue reading