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NaBloPoMo XIX: On the Necessity of Editing and Proofreading Text


He held out a hand. “I’m John Smith.”
“Jane Brown,” said Jane, …
“Are you on holiday?” asked Jane.
“Yes. I … excuse me.”
I didn’t get his name, thought Jane. He’s very attractive.

Did you spot the glaring error in the above text? If you did, please leave a comment and tell me what it is. I’ll reveal it in tomorrow’s blog post. Tip: the verb ‘get’ doesn’t mean ‘understand’ in this context. Continue reading

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More on My Problems with Writing Dialogue


“There’s an ape on my balcony”.
“Well as long as you stop at snogging her, I forgive you”.
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