Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Learn From My Mistakes: a Week of Tips (Day 1, The Ellipsis)

This week I'm going to post a series of boo-boos and mistakes I make when I'm writing, bad habits I need to quit, and other tips my editors are constantly getting after me about. Hopefully, if you see yourself doing the same thing, you might save yourself an editing gaff in the process.

Day 1 - The Ellipsis
Yeah, I abuse it. When I think an ellipsis is necessary, my editor says no, it's hanging. When I go back and finish the sentence, I realize she was right. In the majority of cases, I didn't need the . . .

1 comment:

Carole said...

You might enjoy this post about mistakes. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/quotation-spot_20.html