Writing Glitch #202

I’m going to keep posting more than one glitch per day for a little while, in case I’m not online much next week.

Today’s second glitch:

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Normally, come with needs an object: come with who/what? However, I’m interpreting this as a colloquialism used in dialogue, so it’s fine as long as it’s understandable and appropriate for the character who says it. Technically, wanna is incorrect, too, but again, it’s dialogue and aids characterization, so it gets to stay.

However, this example is still actually two sentences and needs to be punctuated accordingly.

I’m going into the woods to scream for a while. Anybody wanna come with?

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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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