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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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“Finder” can no longer be found here… but I’ll still talk about it. A LOT.

(I did mention that I don’t do April Fools’ Day, right? Yeah. So everything in this post is as real as anything in a post on any other day. There will be sarcasm and such, but I won’t lie to … Continue reading

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(idjits and the ban hammer)

Another rambling-ish, ranting-ish (eep! Weaver expressing how he feels about something! is that even allowed?) blog post that I’m sharing now because someone expressed an interest: I have decided that I am entirely done with attempting to explain to (usually … Continue reading

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A lost blog post found: “Vikings and Vampires”

An old written-and-never posted thing found in some computer folder (and now, I’m sharing this post as-is, at the request of someone who follows my blog): “Vikings and Vampires.” Stupid title for a blog post, right?  I mean, what do … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1018

Today’s glitch: Argh! Yeah, I know it’s partly my fault, because I’m the one who keeps using examples from this source, and I keep using them because they’re so bad… Sometimes I don’t want to bother with the little, add-a-comma-and-you’re-done … Continue reading

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Apropos of nothing, a science rant…

Please, please do not write sci-fi as if solar (or stellar) system is synonymous with galaxy! “But they’re the same thing… right?” *slightly despairing sigh* Not even remotely. And really, this is the sort of thing you should have learned … Continue reading

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“This is why we can’t have nice things” — the my-clone-saw-this-on-Facebook edition

One of Paul’s friends on Facebook (probably Devon-not-Devin) shared the link to some silly word quiz that, supposedly, only people with IQs in the 140-149 range can get a perfect score on. (Why is there a top to this range? … Continue reading

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Thoughts, observations, and a rant or two… plus something about how my clone-sibling’s novel is going

I’m not sure why I’m thinking of this now… Probably something to do with the start of “cedar fever” season in this part of the country. (Or maybe it’s Jon’s fault — you know how fictional people can be sometimes.) … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 871

Today’s glitch: This is just… wrong, in sooooo many ways. Sorry, but I gotta address the Bad Science before saying anything about the copyediting. As far as nurture influences a child’s intelligence, and as far as the mother is the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #862

Today’s first glitch: Do not capitalize common nouns. (There was a time when children were taught this simple rule in early elementary school. Seriously, what’s going on here?) Don’t capitalize adjectives derived from common nouns, either. Delete the comma after … Continue reading

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