Pierrick Calvez promises a five minute visual guide to the better use of typefaces. It is very helpful. As a special bonus it teaches the differences between the Hyphen -, the En Dash –, and the Em Dash —; along with examples of their correct use. Go here.
I do so little hand writing; the items I do hand write are generally pieces that I desire to look good. When doing so I live in fear of making mistakes. The AxiDraw is a pen plotter that can do handle all sorts of graphics, including facsimile hand writing.
Insightful introduction to the writing of Marilynne Robinson by Peter Adam at the Gospel Coalition Australia. I’ve read Gilead and am currently winding my way through Home. This observation of Adam’s stood out: Because of the place and time in which they live, their lives could be described as quiet, but the narratives are sustained …
The semicolon is an endangered species of punctuation. This article outlines how this has occurred and provides suggestions about correct and liberal usage. Semicolons: How To Use Them, And Why You Should (I would have liked to use a semicolon in this post; the opportunity didn’t present itself easily.)