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Comma Problems

I have recently discovered something about myself. I am a comma-ophile. Yes, I did just make that word up but you get the gist. I am someone who loves commas. Judging by the work I’m editing now, I have never found a sentence that wouldn’t benefit from a comma…or two.

I’m going to talk about grammar and punctuation more on Wednesday but suffice to say that even though I (apparently) can’t get enough of the humble comma, Word and the general rules of the English language aren’t with me on this which means I’m spending a lot of time deleting my little friends.

Who knew that a tiny flick on the page could cause so much trouble?

Me with commas

Posted in Tips for Young Writers

How to Make Your Writing Sing Through Editing – Part One

 

Writing is fun. Writing the first draft is a lot like starting a new relationship, there’s so much to explore and so much excitement. Writing is a wonderful creative process.

Editing is none of those things.

But it is vital to turning your work into something that other people will really want to read. That’s not to say that the first draft you write isn’t good but through editing you’ll make it SO much better. How much better? Maybe better enough that someone will want to publish it. Continue reading “How to Make Your Writing Sing Through Editing – Part One”