Writing is fun! Line editing—not so much. Many new writers are adrift on an ocean of punctuation and capitalization errors. Swimming though a shark-infested murky sea of comma and grammar rules is fraught with em-dash typhoons and ellipses tidal waves.
Don’t get stuck in the quagmire!
Here’s a short list of GO-TO life rafts for navigating the editing waters. Also included are some of my personal favorites—just for fun!
A comprehensive A-Z onomatopoeia: kathytemean.wordpress.com
Extended rules for using commas: Purdue Online Writing Lab
The site provides excellent information and examples on a host of other grammar maladies.
20,000 names: Organized by gender, culture, or specialized categories. Provides the meaning and origin.20,000 names.com
A list of swear words in MANY MANY other languages: YouSwear.com
Rules for writing numbers: grammarbook.com
So when does the hyphen go in between a number? This site tell you when and why.
Architectural terminology: trailend.org
From acanthus leaf to zoophorous, a long list with understandable definitions
May the Muse be with you!