Writing Glitch #781

Today’s second glitch:

Y’know, when you’re referring to a specific place that has a proper name, even if that place is considered imaginary by a lot of people, you ought to capitalize the proper name. In this usage, it should be Hell, not hell.

Add a comma after people’s homes (compound sentence).

There’s a word missing from the last sentence; add in before the way.

Ghosts are spirits who have escaped from Hell and must hide from demons who try to bring them back. Some ghosts hide out in people’s homes, and sometimes demons find them there. The demons will do whatever is necessary to bring the ghosts back, even if humans get in the way.



About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 #781

  1. 4963andypop says:

    Follow up questions!

    “That was a hell of a way to treat her. ”

    Capitalized “H”or not? I would assume not, since it’s not an actual place, but instead “a hell of a” acts like an adjective describing the way he treated her.

    Cursing: also no caps? “Ah, hell!”

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