Writing Glitch #105

Today’s glitch:

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“I don’t know,” he said, shrugging. “Sometimes I pray for patience. Sometimes I just pray for a gun.”

I don’t need a gun; I have a Red Pen of Doom (DOOM, I tell you!), which I wield against all the idjits who think shrugged can describe how someone speaks. I could use more patience, though.

It would be all right (not alright, okay?) to use a comma after Sometimes at the beginning of each sentence, but it isn’t required.

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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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One Response to Writing Glitch #105

  1. Tammi Kale says:

    I find your posts to be thoroughly engaging learning experiences.

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