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Writer Wednesdays: What do people have against long sentences?

If you read marketing copy, you will see a lot of short sentence fragments. “It’s the best thing since sliced bread. Low priced and cheap to run. Looks good on your counter. And it’s free!” But we novelists aren’t supposed … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: The dreaded comma

Commas are horrible things. They confuse everyone. People just tend to throw them in whenever the sentence is getting too long, but you have to have a reason for a comma, and “too long” ain’t one of them. Here’s the … Continue reading

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