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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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Sometimes, he attempts (and fails, probably) to explain “the editing process” as he knows it.

Have you ever experienced difficulty explaining to others how to do something you’re particularly good at? I’ve been asked to write an article on “the editing process,” and I don’t know what to say. Other than a basic overview of … 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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science humor

Light-year (or lightyear): The distance light can travel through a vacuum during one Earth-standard year. Light year: A year with less mass (weight) than an Earth-standard year. Lite year: A year with fewer calories than an Earth-standard year. (It may … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he REALLY enjoys editing… but it does weird things to his brain.

In case you’re wondering, I’m almost halfway through editing The Sleeping and the Dead. No, I’m not getting so caught up in the story that I forget to correct the occasional punctuation glitch, and I’m trying to keep the jokes … Continue reading

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…And now for a FAQ post.

“Why so many ‘Writing Glitch’ posts about science lately, Weaver?” Because that’s what I found the last time I went to Pinterest and “raided” a few boards for examples. (One of my own boards on Pinterest is titled “Science for … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing, and Real Life in November, 2018

Don’t worry; I do intend to blog soon about something other than grammar… There are a few novels I’ve read (or tried to read) recently, and I want to tell you about them. (Of course, part of that will be … Continue reading

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