Tag Archives: WTF?

Perhaps the best response to spammers is to laugh at them.

What do you think? Is it okay to make fun of spammers who leave ridiculous comments on one’s blog? ‘Cause I could do that — they’ve given me so much to work with… Sample: “Ave Betty, in the beginning a … Continue reading

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Asking for a (fictional) friend…

Seriously, what do you think? Yes, this is another “Who knows what weirdness lurks in the minds of sci-fi writers?” situation. Characters will probably be arguing about it for a long time… but I want to know if you, O … Continue reading

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Of straw men, lawn gnomes, and reality.

Straw man: (noun) An intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument. (Did you get that? It’ll be on the test later.) I keep running into variations on this particular … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1075

Today’s glitch: Um… You do know Walt died in 1966, right? My brain hurts now… Nevertheless, I’ll make an effort to force some sense into this example. Because it is used as a compound adjective (modifying contract), one-year should be hyphenated. … Continue reading

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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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Writing Glitch 1061

Today’s glitch: *sigh* Why do I even bother? Idjits gonna idjit… Nevertheless, I’ll say something because I can’t not say something. Yes, when referring to basic biology/genetics, women do have two X chromosomes for the twenty-third pair, and men have … 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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