The Dreaded R-Word: The Goods and Evils of Rhetoric

Column by Taylor Houston
Seems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?

Ask the Grammarian: 'Too' Many Commas, Sentence Fragments, and Rhetoric

Column by Taylor Houston August 19, 2013
Where to put (or not put) commas with the word 'too', my opinion on sentence fragments, and a dicussion of rhetoric that could get me in trouble.

Drag it Out: How to Use Extended Metaphors for Maximum Effect

Column by Taylor Houston March 8, 2012
A discussion of successful extended metaphors and how to create your own.