Writing Glitch 996

Today’s glitch:

Don’t capitalize king unless it comes immediately before the king’s actual name. Example: The current king is King Hrorek.

Never not sounds awkward (and is grammatically questionable), and I recommend changing it to always.

Don’t capitalize royal advisors or royal scribe.

The knights are slackers, the heirs are idiots, the king is always drunk, and the royal advisors have honestly just given up at this point. But as royal scribe, it’s your job to write a story that makes them all sound like the stuff of legend.

Trust me, a perpetually inebriated king, indolent knights, etc., are the stuff of legend… Just not the sort of legend they’d want to have starring roles in. 🙂



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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1 Response to Writing Glitch 996

  1. M. Oniker says:

    Sounds like Washington DC for the last few years.


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