Writing Glitch #408

Here, have another:

The opening of the first sentence just sounds awkward, which is why I changed it.

Um… previous past lives? As opposed to what, current past lives or future past lives? *shakes head* Delete previous.

At birth, each person is given a book containing the memories of their past lives. Today your book was inexplicably stolen.

Well, if the theft was inexplicable, you know the rest of the story won’t be about why or by whom the book was stolen, right? That’s too bad, because it would have made a decent supernatural-ish mystery…

 

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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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2 Responses to Writing Glitch #408

  1. curioushart says:

    Your commentary today was really funny (and I assume it still is funny.)

    Liked by 2 people

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