Writing Glitch 1093

Today’s glitch:

Because it’s a long introductory phrase (and also an adverbial phrase — you can’t get away from these things! *wicked copyeditor laughter*), Playing in the river needs a comma after it.

Playing in the river, a local kid finds a dragon egg. Not knowing any better, they decide to hide it in their closet.

You may want to change it to the egg for clarity, but that’s not required.

 

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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