Author Archives: Thomas Weaver

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.

Apparently, Weaver knows grammar because he DOESN’T HAVE A LIFE.

Sometime over the weekend, some troll felt the need to leave a comment on literally every post here that deals in some way with grammar or other aspects of copyediting: “Get a life!!” Even if they typed that only once … Continue reading

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“So, Weaver… how’s the editing of your clone’s novel going?”

I typed this several days ago: Chapter Twelve: A character appears in this story who has appeared previously in something else by the same author… Yes, I’m going a lot slower with copyediting this manuscript than I usually do, but … Continue reading

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The very small “grammar rant” of the day

Ohmigod, kids, it’s the tenets of whatever art/design style, not tennants! Unless you mean to imply that someone is renting the Arts and Crafts movement, which seems improbable. *shakes head*      

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Providence… or whatever the author ends up calling this novel.

Maybe I’m not supposed to tell you this yet, but then again, he didn’t tell me not to… The clone-sibling hit a small snag in writing the final book of his sci-fi series The Awakening. So he set it aside, … Continue reading

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‘Nothing to see here…,’ and why.

What you’ve been seeing here since the middle of August — or rather, not seeing — is me taking necessary (in)action to prevent burnout from getting worse. It’s the sort of burnout that’s apparently rather common for people of my … Continue reading

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Not exactly the Olympic Games…

(Sometimes, irony not only catches fire but then floats up into the sky and drifts away…) I’ll just give you the short(ish) version: A few people in the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) decided they wanted … Continue reading

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The latest report from “Tulgeywood”

I typed part of this back in earliest July. For those of you who are missing the “kitten updates” posts and such, at least this one is (mostly) about kitties. About the title of this post: Paul has started addressing Smudge … Continue reading

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