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Apostrophe!

’Ware the breaking apostrophe! It’s invasive – isn’t it? – That possessive serpent’s tail… A word-shatterin’ catastrophe

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shadows in Earthlight – a carvery of hearts

ephemeral a bright memory flutters ungrasped jasmine on my windowsill a dream´╗┐ (together or separate – I’m not sure) rain of meteors (O) presaging (O) drain of blood /^\ /^\ /^\ /^\´╗┐ Grammar and Humour a Highland greeting – but … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Copy-Editing: 2. Hyphens and Dashes

The hyphen - is short; the en dash – is medium; the em dash — is long; the minus sign − is similar to an en dash. With numbers: 1-2–3—4−5 (in the order of hyphen, en dash, em dash and … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Copy-Editing: 1. Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

Let me begin by stating that I am not a professional, just a self-publishing writer who tends to obsess over grammar. Sometimes I offer to help people with editing – I can be very critical of grammatical errors in my … Continue reading

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