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Tirade Redux

The first part of this is copied from an older post (which you can find here). Sorry, but I’m going to have to use figurative language in this one (which is sort of important to a point I’m trying to … Continue reading

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poetry fragment: dangerous

fragment of poetry (seems appropriate to type up at this time): I will tell you desperate truths and dangerous lies – or the other way around — and you will never know one from the other, which is just as … Continue reading

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Typical New Mexico spring weather… and a bit with a wildfire: NOT what people want, but it happened anyway.

Today, in addition to unfortunately typical dust-season weather (it’s what New Mexico has instead of spring), we also had… a wildfire less than a mile from our house. Had to evacuate for a few hours. (Paul is still out, looking … Continue reading

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Free advice to those who would be Wielders of the Red Pen

It has been a while since I last said this, but now I feel the need to say it again: Anyone who asks for hundreds of dollars (or more) in payment for services such as copyediting or beta reading (???) … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1056

Today’s glitch: Add a comma after Now (used here as an interrupter rather than a literal indication of relative time). Consider combining the part beginning with Instead with the previous sentence. (It isn’t necessary, but this change would improve overall … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1050

No, you didn’t miss one. It’s just that, because of something I read this morning, I don’t feel like sharing the previous post in the line-up; the example had some ugly themes lurking under the guise of “trying to help.” … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1048

Today’s second glitch: Change Its to It’s. Change the comma after today to a period. (Actually, you can just delete today — it isn’t needed — and place the period after day.) Unless you mean to say there’s more than … Continue reading

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