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Writing glitch #800

Today’s glitch: Delete the comma after away. There. Now the grammar and punctuation are correct. Wasn’t that easy? Also, I’m changing dust to brush, partly to make the sentence sound better and partly for accuracy: One, the dirt or whatever … Continue reading

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Writing glitch #797

Today’s glitch: Let’s look at some of the terminology first, okay? Race doesn’t mean the same thing as species. Generally, when the word race is used, the reader should be able to assume that it refers to some subset of … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #795

Today’s glitch: Seriously, WTF is up with the capitalization here? *shakes head* Other than the one at the beginning of the sentence, none of those words should be capitalized. Add a comma after seconds, because the sentence is compound. “You’ve … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #788

Today’s glitch: Typo alert: Change thge to the. Do not put drugs inside quotation marks, because doing so (using quotation marks to indicate so-called, a.k.a. scare quotes) implies that a substance which has a physiological effect when introduced into the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #787

Just FYI: WordPress seems to be glitching again, so I haven’t been able to see any comments/likes you may have left on my recent blog posts. I also haven’t been able to see all the posts in my Reader queue, … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #785

Today’s glitch: Capitalize Earth (d’uh!), ’cause it’s the proper name of a planet. (Yes, I know you’ve seen it uncapitalized in some published books. You’ve also seen comma splices, run-on sentences, and maybe even de facto used as if it … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #760

Today’s glitch: Don’t capitalize universe. Add a comma before with one exception. Change the em dash to a colon. Anyone can make a copy of our universe. The copies are exact, with one exception: there are no people. You can … Continue reading

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