Our grammar book has a release date!

Have you ever wanted to know more about grammar and effective writing? Well, you’re in luck, because the book about exactly that will be with you September 15th!

Since our first update, it has undergone a name change, but The Pointless Rules of English is almost ready for your bookshelves.

This book is a collaboration between author, translator and writing coach M. Amelia Eikli, and editor and reluctant internet person Lindsey Williams. They’ll take you through the history of the English language, tell you all you need to know about grammar, and give you some great tips on improving your own writing – from quick lessons on building strong sentences to a whole section dedicated to writing inclusively.

Join the party

Coming up, we’ve got a livestream where the authors will talk about the book and answer your questions (date to come!), and not one, not two, but three release parties.

On Saturday 15 September, join us in London for the launch celebrations.

On Saturday 22 September, Amelia will celebrate in Bristol while Lindsey celebrates in Manchester.

Details of all three parties to be confirmed soon, so watch this space.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to see this book out in the world.

Amelia and Antonica
Ink & Locket Press

Presenting: The Unlock-it Guide to Grammar and Better Writing!

We are excited to announce the first of our upcoming Unlock-it series of non-fiction books:

Ink & Locket Press is proud to present
The Unlock-it Guide to Grammar and Better Writing!

Your friend in all things grammar

The book will be released on 12 June, available as an ebook and paperback. It aims to be an approachable yet detailed introduction to grammar and a helpful guide to better writing. It will offer easy ways to improve your writing, a guide to academic essays and papers, and a whole chapter on inclusive writing.

That’s right! In addition to clearing up once and for all when (and why) you should use ‘who’ and ‘whom’, the guide will provide tips on how to write inclusive copy, how to deal with teachers who won’t let you use ‘they’ as a singular pronoun, and why writing ‘trans*’ is more than just a matter of punctuation.

Meet the writers

This book is a creative collaboration between Lindsey Williams and M Amelia Eikli.

Lindsey Williams is a magazine editor and linguist living in London. She is also an active “internet person” who regularly tweets about food, books, social justice and happy dogs over at @pottermoosh. Does the username sound familiar? You may know her from her YouTube channel, where you can get a sneak preview of her love for language.

M Amelia Eikli is one half of the team behind Ink & Locket Press, a linguist, and a passionate creative-writing instructor. If you want a taste of her voice, you can find her over at her newly launched writing hub, Storywelling or on Twitter. She has been on just about every side of the publishing industry and has a passion for language that borders on the dangerous.

Are there any topics you hope the Unlock-it guide will cover? Let us know in the comments below!