Thursday, July 21, 2016


There is no nice way to say this, so here is the blunt truth — stop using so many ellipses! Seriously, stop it!
Either write what you left out with the ... or use a normal punctuation mark, such as a full stop (UK) also known as a period (USA).
Creative punctuation is distracting to read and if you overuse it, it is plain annoying. (I bet you can tell that I'm reading an ms with this issue, right?)
The last several mss that I've read have a half dozen ellipses per page. Let me tell you what I'm thinking while reading that craziness. I'm thinking that I have to go through and fix that mess.
You can bet that the next ms without ellipses is going to be my favorite, even if it has other issues.
People, I'm over the ellipses. Just stop using them. If you do use them, then use them correctly and sparingly.
Thank you.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Only this...

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