My Language

I recently attended the annual Writer’s Guide of Alberta: Origins conference, wherein I attended a number of sessions that taught me things.

One of them was a workshop about language, specifically in how we use it. The exercise? What is my language? How do I use it? It took a moment, in fact just one word – “Structure” – for me realize what my language is.

The Oxford Comma.

Show, don’t tell.
No more than seven points, as few steps as possible.
Consistent terms, diction, cross-referenced index.

Add one joke entry: infinite loop; see loop, infinite.