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Writing Glitch #478

Today’s glitch: Change the comma after time machine to a period and capitalize However. Did you spot the typo? Change turnign to turning. I suggest changing have managed to create to just have created. Scientists have created the world’s first … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #477

Today’s glitch: If you’re going to add extra letters to so and stretch it out (do this only in dialogue/first-person narration, imitating how the character says it), add a sufficient number of them that it won’t be confused with a … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #476

Today’s glitch:  Oh, boy… First, we don’t capitalize the second word in a scientific name (binomial nomenclature). Second, we do italicize such scientific names. We don’t capitalize the common names, though. Add a comma after Arum maculatum, get rid of … Continue reading

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Writing glitch #475

Today’s second glitch: Add a comma after the introductory adverbial phrase After years of stress. Don’t capitalize hero; it’s a common noun, not a proper name. In the second sentence, change to the eyes to in the eyes.  Unless you … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #474

Today’s first glitch: This is a run-on sentence, lacking even a (misused) comma to separate one complete sentenced from the next. Add a period after right. “We’ll be all right. We have our looks and perfume.”

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Writing Glitch #473

Today’s glitch: Don’t capitalize world; it’s a common noun, not a proper name. Don’t capitalize monster, either, for the same reason. An ellipsis has three dots, not five. Sometimes the world doesn’t need another hero… Sometimes what it needs is … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #472

Today’s glitch: Because the words function together as a single adjective before a noun, long-forgotten needs to be hyphenated. Civilization has ended millennia ago? Um… no. Change that to just civilization ended. After already mentioning that this character is the … Continue reading

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