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.

Writing Glitch 914

Today’s glitch: Is the war the greatest to sweep dry land, as opposed to the whole world including the oceans, or is it the greatest to sweep the Earth? I suspect the latter, so remember to always capitalize the name … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 913

Today’s glitch: Um… What? Memories don’t have a look, nor can anyone tell what someone’s memories are just by looking at the person. (Even mindreaders have to read minds to get that sort of information.) The first sentence can be … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 912

Today’s glitch: Don’t capitalize volcano. Change the comma after accident to a period. What does it refer to? The town? The volcano? For clarity, change It has to The volcano has. Change which is to which are (because properties is … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 911

Today’s glitch: Get rid of the dash after bring and replace it with a period. I have a problem with a term used: Lying means someone knowingly states something false for the purpose of deceit (which is why fiction used … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 910

Today’s glitch: Change the comma after lives to a period and begin a new sentence with They shared. Add a comma after dislikes. Change each the to a. Get rid of the semicolon after other and replace it with a … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 909

Today’s glitch: Change the comma after right to either a colon (in the “explanation follows” usage) or a semicolon (because two sentences are joined without a conjunction), or you could instead add and after the comma in the original, then … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 908

Today’s glitch: And what does the narrator’s hair color have to do with whether or not they make you the main character? (“That’s not what it means!!!!!! Why are you so stupid, Weaver????? You know that’s not what the writer … Continue reading

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