Writing Glitch 1019

Today’s glitch:

There’s actually a somewhat good/interesting sentence and a half in the middle of this, part of which makes effective use of repetition… Too bad the whole is badly written nonsense.

The misspelling of coincidence could be just a typo, but making, guiding, and curious are spelled incorrectly because the writer of the example is just bad at spelling (and cannot be bothered to use any kind of spelling checker, apparently).

I’m not even going to try to guess what caused the bad grammar, messed-up sentence structure, or dropped words/missing antecedents.

The corrected version:

Perhaps it was fate, maybe it was a coincidence, or it could be your destiny to be this very thing. You are the seemingly random, the impossible, the meant-to-be. It is you who are making the magic that was never there, guiding mortals somewhere, in some way. Whether you have plans or are just curious as to what will happen, it is you who will choose.




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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