Writing Glitch #421

Today’s second glitch:

Capitalizing the first word after a comma doesn’t make a comma splice okay… Replace the comma after the second sentence with a period. 

Notice that I replaced the second coin with it to avoid over-use of a word.

You possess a magic coin. Any time you find yourself undecided, you flip it. The result always leads to success of some sort, even if the choice doesn’t always make sense at first. The few times you have gone against the coin have resulted in disaster.

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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 #421

  1. curioushart says:

    These posts are always helpful. I think of them when I write. Thank you.

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