Commas and Em Dashes

Good Thursday morning to you all! This post isn’t really a post. It’s really just an explanation of why I am not posting this week…Because I’m editing!

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This is not my novel. This is a picture from Pixabay. No sneak peeks! Unless perhaps you are the kind of person who likes to review books. If that’s the case, we should talk.

Or rather, I’m carefully following 98.9% of the advice offered by a much more talented editor than me, one who doesn’t fling commas around willy-nilly, use inappropriate ellipses, and who knows her way around an em dash. I cringe to think what she would do with that last sentence.

So, what am I editing? Thank you for asking. I’m editing a book. To be precise, I’m editing my book, a (an? you can see why I need help) historical novel that will be published in early September, when it will immediately climb to the bestseller lists because of its prodigious use of em dashes. Also mummies. Did I mention it has mummies? And murder. Maybe a little bit of mayhem, too. And even a hint of romance.

Have a great week!

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13 thoughts on “Commas and Em Dashes

  1. Sarah–

    How do I get a copy/link to your book so I can give that promised review/endorsement?

    *Sam Hall, Author*

    *Daughter of the Cimarron*

    http://www.sam-hall-writer.com

    On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:54 AM, thepracticalhistorian wrote:

    > Sarah Angleton posted: “Good Thursday morning to you all! This post isn’t > really a post. It’s really just an explanation of why I am not posting this > week…Because I’m editing! Or rather, I’m carefully following 98.9% of the > advice offered by a much more talented editor than” >

    1. Hi Sam,
      The book is not out yet, not until the first part of September. If you’d like to give an author blurb, just e-mail it to me as you’d like it to appear and I will include it with the book. If you’d rather just review, that’s ok, too, but that option won’t be available until the book is released. Thanks!

I love comments! Please keep them PG, though. I blush easily.

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