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Posts tagged “grammar

Emordnilap

There are some obscure rules of grammar that just befuddle the brain… then there’s Emordnilap.

emordnilap

Pssstttt… It’s not really a word.


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One space or Two?

We Still Can’t Decide Whether To Put One Space After A Period Or Two.

Reblogged from the HuffPo simply because this is a debate that has followed me my entire life. I’m firmly in the one space camp, but I can see why the two space heretics have yet to be exterminated. About the only times I don’t mind double spacing (as long as I actually can remember to do so) is in academic essays. In essays, you’re already making the margins artificially wider and putting more space between the lines of the work all so the marker has more room to leave comments.


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Word Crimes

As anĀ author/editor, this really hits me where I live.

Also, it is important to promote obscure musicians that no one has heard of. I, of course, jest… I’m not an author yet.

 


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Writers Dyspepsia

I’ve got a 3250 word short story due in less than 24 hours, and it is not going well.

Can’t make the word count, or can’t keep to the word count, that I’m used to dealing with, but this…

This is different, I simply don’t like what I’ve written. It’s not bad exactly, but it’s not me exactly either. I’ve lost my voice, sacrificed on the altar of plot. Meh, maybe I’m making a big thing about this, come back in a few months and I’ll make it sing like a canary on peyote. Oh, that’s right, don’t have a few months, well back to the panicking then.

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