Writing Glitch #477

Today’s glitch:

If you’re going to add extra letters to so and stretch it out (do this only in dialogue/first-person narration, imitating how the character says it), add a sufficient number of them that it won’t be confused with a different word: sooo, for example.

Change the comma after move to a period. 

You we’re? As in, a contraction of You we are? *shakes head* Get rid to the apostrophe and make that were.

“It sooo was a move. You were trying to hit on me!”

 

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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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