Writing Glitch #204

Today’s second glitch:

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Humanity — or at least some portion of it — has been under the delusion that everyday and every day mean the same thing. *shakes head*

No one is not hyphenated. (I usually see this hyphenated form from writers who are trying to negotiate with a spell checker that rejects noone as a misspelling. It is a misspelling; the correct single-word form is none, and it isn’t used quite the same way as no one.)

I dropped the last word, along with the ellipsis (a real ellipsis — yay!) after it, because I’m tired of these trailing-off writing prompt things.

Humanity has been under the delusion that we require sleep every day. You discover that human bodies are trying to evolve to the next level of consciousness, but sleeping every night resets the process. You try to explain that this is why you are not sleeping, but no one believes you.

(I don’t feel up to addressing the nonsense in this example…)

 

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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 #204

  1. Newborns have taught me otherwise.

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