Writing Glitch 1005

Today’s glitch:

Capitalize personifications such as Mother Nature.

How does one slightly exterminate all of something?  How does one slightly exterminate anything? (See what happens once someone starts using decimate to mean destroy utterly?) Deleting all and changing the adverb to mostly would make the sentence work, though.

Change 1/3 to one third.

Misspelling alert: change excists to exists.

Combine fragment With varied… with the previous sentence and merge the list into the same sentence, using a colon to introduce the list.

Mother Nature has taken back her world and exterminated humanity… mostly. One third of the population still exists as some type of plant people, with varied features: mushrooms growing on their shoulders, skeletal remnants protruding, or sunflower petals for hair. You are one of these plant people.

(Y’know, kids, it’s this thinking of “Mother Nature” as something totally separate from humans that lead to humans mistreating nature in the first place. Are humans somehow unnatural, then, rather than a part of the world we live in? *rolls eyes*)

 

 

 

 

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 1005

  1. M. Oniker says:

    Your last paragraph. Truth.

    Liked by 2 people

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