Category Archives: Writing Glitches

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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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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Writing Glitch 985

Today’s glitch: Oh, for cryin’ out loud! *shakes head* 19hundreds? Really? Change that to 1900s (preferred: year numbers are one of the few times when it’s correct to use numerals instead of spelling out the words) or nineteen-hundreds (less common/very … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 984

Today’s second glitch: *throws various small objects in fit of editor-ish rage* Okay… Maybe I can stay calm long enough to tell you how this ought to look. I can’t fix everything in the example without making it practically unrecognizable, … Continue reading

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