Writing Glitch #34

Today’s glitch:

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I’ve never been so scared of losing something in my entire life. Then again, my life has never meant as much to me as you do.

Does that second sentence seem almost like a non sequitur to you? It does to me. The speaker said they were more afraid than they’d ever been in their life, but they did not say they’re afraid of losing their life, so the bit about their life not meaning as much as the person they’re speaking to… doesn’t make sense in context. Perhaps a non sequitur is intended — people do speak and think that way, after all — but probably not.

Anyway, I fixed the comma splice and the run-on. Understanding humans will have to wait for another day.

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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