Based in Noblesville, Indiana, Curtis writes the syndicated humor column, Grammar Guy. He also likes to write for startups.

Write like you don't know any better

Write like you don't know any better

 Photo by  Mike Ackerman  on  Unsplash

Photo by Mike Ackerman on Unsplash

By now you probably know I have a weekly grammar column in The Current, a local newspaper that everyone in the North Indy suburbs (Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Geist) gets in their mailbox every Tuesday. I can only assume a small percentage of people read this publication cover to cover (my Grammar Guy column is towards the back, near the crossword), but it’s been great exposure for my writing.

The Current’s editor let me know they received hundreds of sample columns from other grammar columnist-hopefuls, and they picked mine. Again, I knew I had competition, so I wrote my first column in a way I knew no one else could write; I wrote in my distinctly weird, quirky voice.

Here are the links to my first two articles:

Good Grammar: The Life of the Party

When to Upgrade Your Van

I’m grateful I get to write something funny every week thousands of other people read.

With this newfound confidence buzzing around in my brain, I had another idea for an editorial/humor column and decided to pitch it to the opinion/editorial editor at the Indy Star (without even writing any samples of the article). He liked the idea, so I wrote a sample article and sent it back to him.

What is something only you can do?

What is something only you can do?

What Do You Want on Your Twitter Bio?

What Do You Want on Your Twitter Bio?