Writing Glitch 986

Today’s glitch:

When I first started to write the post to go with this example, I gave up almost immediately, typed (nope) as a placeholder, and went on to the next one. Sometimes, even this Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (DOOM, I tell you!) can’t face any more wonky sentence structures…

Change the first sentence to this: You are an ancient evil, sealed away in a treasure-filled vault that can be opened only by solving a puzzle, which will remove the magic seal.

(I got rid of the last bit because there’s no way to know what the author intended to say — I suspect there’s a homophone glitch/misinterpretation lurking there — and I don’t have the mental energy to bother with it right now.)

The second sentence is fine as it is.






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 eight cats. 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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