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July 8, 2015

Prepare yourselves and please stop shaking in fear. The misunderstood semicolon is something to embrace and love, and it certainly isn’t anything to get yourselves worked up over.

 

No doubt many of you want to see the proof. This we can do.

 

Semicolons must be used when a sentence contains at least two independent clauses. This is so we avoid the dreaded comma splice (the focus of today’s quick and easy post).

 

INDEPENDENT CLAUSE...

June 30, 2015

As editors and beta readers, we see a lot of words and phrases that probably shouldn’t be allowed in any manuscript. In saying that, here are just a few of the best (or is that the worst?) that make their way around books, and often make editors and readers cringe. We even carried out an in-house poll on this one for you. Plus, there are a few FYI points.

 

Moist – this has been commented on by many people in different groups on...

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