Writing Glitch 1000

This is the one you’ve been waiting for, right? What’s Weaver gonna use for his thousandth “Writing Glitch” post? ‘Cause, y’know, sometimes he deliberately chooses one for its ‘thematic elements’ or something, because of the date or post number or whatever… And you’re right; I did, even if the ‘thematic element’ isn’t obvious.

Today’s glitch:

Change Your to You are.

Add a comma after human.

Either add a dash after threatening or change the comma after threatening to a period.

Change thats to that is and add a comma after.

Bouncer doesn’t quite fit the situation. Consider changing it to guard or guardian.

You’re a guardian at the gate between universes. For a human, you don’t look all that threatening — that is, until you show them your true form!

Or perhaps this:

You’re a guardian at the gate between universes. For a human, you don’t look threatening… until you show your true form!

 

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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4 Responses to Writing Glitch 1000

  1. Congrats on post 1000! That’s impressive!

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  2. The *true form* part confuses me. Don’t humans only have one form?
    I know you’re correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation here, but am I wrong?

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  3. M. Oniker says:

    Yes, congratulations on 1000. It seems like it racked up quickly (at least from my perspective). I have to say I’m still puzzled by the “thematic” choice. 🙂

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