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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Ah, grammar; everyone’s favorite subject. I can see your eyes glazing over already. However, for the sake of good writing and better stories, let’s talk for a minute about clauses. In my recent reading, I’ve been running into... #misplacedmodifiers #nonrestrictiveclauses #restrictiveclauses
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I picked up this great article over on Indies Unlimited. Fractured Clauses, by Melissa Bowersock, is a well written treatise on this sticky subject. She makes it easy to understand. What every author wants is a well written book that flows and is not ruined by incorrect punctuation or clause placement. I have always believed that a book should read like poetic prose. Sure, there are instances where there might be incomplete sentences, such as in dialogue, but good flow and easy to read sentences make for a most enjoyable read.

Allow your fingers to work some magic and head over to Indies Unlimited, on the above links, and read what Melissa has to say. 

Blaze McRob

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