Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Commas , Hesitations ... Oh My


Line edits for Ashes are back in the hands of my abused line editor.
Maybe, just maybe, I've learned more about the most dreaded obstacles known to illiterates.

But my lines always seem to go racing out of control, thanks to characters constantly being distracted by the basic urges, such as lust for survival and...er...you know.

4 comments:

Fred said...

Comma sutra? Hysterical.

I'm afraid...I'm afraid I'm elipsing the shit out of everything. I think I may have to...rethink my dots. But, damn it I love those little things. They give me such a feeling of control. I am God when I drop the dots...

Lin said...

I always thought of commas as cute little wavers...waving bye-bye at the thought before them and clearing the path for the thought coming after them. Adorable little flags, or those posts the security guard has to tell the electronics to lift so you can pass into the hallowed territory beyond.How sad they do not have a shrine dedicated to them...tiny yet powerful creatures inhabiting our expressive prose.

And I am like Fred...STAY AWAY FROM THE DOTS! Raise your finger from the delete button and back away!

Kay Dee Royal said...

Short and sweet Arlene - I kind of like that comma sutra (tee-hee)

Barbara Elsborg said...

I have the double issue - of commas being right in the UK and wrong in US use and vice versa. Well, it's a good excuse - why not use it.