Join My Private Facebook Writing Group

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Sign up for my private Facebook writing group at www.facebook.com/groups/dotanddashllc.

I’m opening up membership to my private writing group on Facebook! Until today, I kept the Dot and Dash Writing Community only for book-editing and author-coaching clients and a select other few writers. But then I thought—Why keep this goodness a secret?

So come and join me!

When you’re a member of the Dot and Dash Writing Community, you’ll get links to articles about writing, editing, and publishing, as well as top writing resources across the web. You’ll also get to access to my weekly Ask the Editor videos, where I answer questions from members about anything and everything in the writing world. Plus you’ll get to be a part of a supportive and friendly community of authors and aspiring writers like you.

This group is a judgment-free zone where you can share your struggles and your wins and your thoughts about your writing life, make friends, find accountability partners, and connect with industry professionals.

So why are you waiting? Join the Dot and Dash Writing Community now! I can’t wait to see you there.

Erin Servais is the founder of Dot and Dash, LLC, an author-services company focusing on women writers and offering a range of editing, coaching, and social media packages.

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Stationary vs. Stationery

 

Stationary vs. stationeryIt’s tricky to keep the difference between stationary and stationery straight. They’re homophones, which means they’re two words that sound the same but have different meanings (think flour and flower or principle and principal).

Stationary is an adjective describing something that isn’t moving:

  • All the cars were stationary at the red light.
  • I didn’t want to wake up this morning, so I just lay stationary in my bed.

Stationery is a noun that refers to special paper you use for writing:

  • She had stationery with matching blue envelopes and paper.
  • Her monogram was emblazoned at the top of her stationery.

How to remember the difference: 

Paper ends in ER. So you can remember: Stationery is made of paper

Here’s a fun fact: stationary is etymologically related to stationery. They both originally come from the latin word stationarius, which can mean either a fixed military position or, starting in the 14th century, a tradesman who sells from a post or shop.

Erin Servais is the founder of Dot and Dash, LLC, an author-services company focusing on women writers and offering a range of book editing, author coaching, and social media packages.

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Hanger vs. Hangar

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This spooky aircraft rests in a hangar when it is not flying in super secret missions.

A hangar is an enclosed shelter used to house something, such as airplanes.

A common mistake is to misspell hangar with an E.

However, a hanger is the item used to hang things, such as clothes.

Examples:

  • Jim Bob piloted the mysterious, abandoned UFO into the hangar.
  • Cathy arranged her clothes hangers evenly in her closet.
  • The billionaire’s hangar held both his jet and his helicopter.
  • The driver used a bent hanger to coax the locked car door open.

 

Erin Servais is the founder of Dot and Dash, LLC, an author-services company focusing on women writers and offering a range of book editing, author coaching, and social media packages.

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