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Will the Reader ...

Postby CageSage » Sun, 10 Feb 2019 7:01 am

Read on

https://writerunboxed.com/2019/02/09/wi ... le-things/

There are some little gems in here, worth reading to the end.

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Re: Will the Reader ...

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:32 am

None of these are a huuu-uuuu-uuge bugbear for me. I just close the book and throw it out (or return it, if it's a library book), that's all. ;)

I have to wonder if "Wheeee—ain’t writtin’ (sic -Ed.) fun!" (or the other spelling/grammar mistakes) are intentionally ironic... ;)
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Re: Will the Reader ...

Postby CageSage » Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:58 am

I read them as intentional examples.
This is the real gem for me:

the more I practice, the more I pay attention, the easier my editing process is than when I do not or did not know—you know? haw! The more we learn, the more we practice our craft, the more we listen to our instincts, the more we pay attention to the big things and the little things, the cleaner and more engaging our manuscripts will be.

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Re: Will the Reader ...

Postby Rkcapps » Sun, 10 Feb 2019 3:02 pm

I like this bit,

Grammar rules are not as subjective as are those “rules” Some Writer or Person or Someone Somewhere Who We Often Call “They” suggest we follow (and often “They” are correct).


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