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Bonus “glitch” (a.k.a. “What Is This Nonsense?”)

Look at that again. Plants… The stars are plants, it says. *facepalm* This has to be just a typo. It has to be, even though it appears twice in a single sentence. There’s a grammatical error, too. Change have to … Continue reading

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Sometimes, his clone-sibling blogs about archaeology in science ficiton.

Science fiction is all about the future… except when it isn’t. Sometimes, science fiction deals with what we may call the deep past, either our own or that of some alien species whose culture grew, thrived, and eventually faded (or … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #400

Today’s glitch: Spell out numbers (years are an exception to this, by the way) instead of using numerals: two hundred (NOT two-hundred) instead of 200. Population, although referring to a group, is a singular noun (just one group, not more … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #291

Today’s glitch: Even when there are more than two parts to a compound sentence, use a comma before each conjunction. If you want something choppy/abrupt but with correct punctuation, you can write the example this way, without the commas and conjunctions: … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #287

Today’s glitch: First, the corrections: The first sentence of the second paragraph needs either an added word (add and before so) or a comma and an added word (add it after so) to make sense. I went with the second … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #270

Today’s glitch: The way the first sentence is written, it isn’t saying this happened when you were a child, although that is what the writer meant. (Bet you didn’t know that mindreading is a necessary skill for editors, did you?) … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #267

Today’s glitch: The Council of Five are a group of five alien races that protect humans against less-peaceful races. Technically, kids, those are species, not races. Also, are the council members entire species, or just individual representatives of those species? … Continue reading

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