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 990

Today’s second glitch: I’m… not gonna try to figure out if the writer is even using the word psychic correctly. (Why it may or may not be the correct word is a matter for a different post, one in which … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 989

Today’s first glitch: How it ought to look: He left her waiting, still bleeding under the oak, with every intention of returning, but he was captured before he had the chance.  

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Writing Glitch 988

Today’s glitch: All this example needs is a comma after get. “How we didn’t get killed, I don’t know.” And now… the explanation: I don’t have an official jargon-y term handy, but basically you need a comma there because the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 987

Today’s glitch: Voluminous is used incorrectly; that word means billowy/loose and flowing, not big. (This is what happens when you don’t use a dictionary to keep your pet thesaurus in check.) Replace it with an appropriate adjective. The ampersand (&) … Continue reading

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Cover reveal: The Sleeping and the Dead, by Paul B. Spence

    Here’s the blurb again, for anyone who missed it before: A Daring Mission into the Heart of Darkness… The war against the horrific Theta entities reaches new heights as the Sentient Concord is forced to fight on multiple … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 986

Today’s glitch: When I first started to write the post to go with this example, I gave up almost immediately, typed (nope) as a placeholder, and went on to the next one. Sometimes, even this Wielder of the Red Pen … Continue reading

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…and soon we will have a new book cover.

A while back, I shared the blurb for Paul’s latest novel, The Sleeping and the Dead. We now have cover art, too: new, original cover art by Jereme Peabody, the same guy who created the art for the previous three … Continue reading

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