Woman Without Her Man is Nothing

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We’re seldom called on our punctuation errors when we text, tweet, status update, email and blog. However, punctuation remains important to comprehension, as shown by the following famous anecdote.

A professor told his students to punctuation this sentence: Woman without her man is nothing. The male students all used this punctuation: Woman, without her man, is nothing. The female students all used this punctuation: Woman: without her, man is nothing.

I still struggle with commas and other types of punctuation. That’s why I was delighted to find a short, simple guide among today’s Amazon freebies. I also found a writer’s guide to the creative process. The two, I think, go hand-in-hand. First, you must have your creative explosions. Sweating the details will hamper you. After the first draft come the revisions, correct punctuation and all the fiddly bits that make for good craft.

  Punctuation: The Shortest, Simplest, Most Lighthearted Guide, Ever by S.J. Sebellin-Ross
The goal was simple: to make punctuation easy. Maybe even fun. And the result is this: the shortest, simplest, most lighthearted guide to punctuation, ever. You’ll learn how to use the punctuation that has confounded you for years: the ellipsis, the semicolon, the double and single quotation marks, all the different dashes and their cousin, the hyphen, and more, including the always troublesome apostrophe. And you’ll learn it with clear and simple explanations. What? No time for even that? No problem — there is also a fantastic cheat sheet when even a few paragraphs of explanation is too much.

  Write Time: Guide to the Creative Process, from Vision through Revision-and Beyond by Kenneth Atchity
In this foundational guide to the writer’s mind and productivity used by thousands of writers worldwide since its original publication, called by The New York Times “the best…book on writing,” Dr. Atchity shows how the detailed steps of the creative process interface with the writer’s greatest asset, time, to provide both creative success and peace of mind.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

6 thoughts on “Woman Without Her Man is Nothing

  1. Awesome! Thank you for the alert. I have both now. In order for kids to understand punctuation, it needs to be fun. I think sometimes we make it more difficult than it needs to be.

  2. I’ve been told by my college grammer Professor there is more than two ways to punctuate this short sentence. Does any one know them ?

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