Monday, July 04, 2005


When you're going through line edits, do a word search for these words because *most* of the time they can be deleted without changing the meaning of the sentence. This tightens your writing and cuts down on wordiness.

Kind of

Once at a family reunion, my sister-in-law came up behind her husband's father, thinking he was her husband. She wrapped her arms around his waist and snuggled into his back, bringing her mouth close to his ear and saying, "Hey, Honey. Whutcha doin?" in one of those deep, throaty voices. . .then jerked away, morbidly embarrassed when the man turned around and was NOT her husband but her father-in-law.

Shew! It's nice be able to tell on somebody else's goofs for a change!
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24 NIV Bible
God, thank you that you hear us. Help us to know if we have done something (or neglected to do something) that could hinder You from hearing our prayers.
Blessings, Squirrel

1 comment:

Camy Tang said...

Uh, Squirly, not to be a dissenter, but I think there's a space before the first period. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, you don't have a space before the first period if it's the end of a sentence and the rest is not quoted.

For example:

Quoting "A Bunch of Hooey I Made Up":

". . . Donner states the union is a fluxuating thing . . . in the eyes of the patriots. . . . Randolph, however, disagrees . . . vehemently on the subject."