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TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: That’s what editing’s for

I should stop picking on Janna Nickerson. There are other terrible books out there. It’s just that Eyes of War has given me so much material.

Today’s passage has bits of entertaining silliness, but I found myself actually angry while rereading it.

For some reason, Ms. Nickerson doesn’t seem to understand how plurals work.

Unless they meld together to form one consciousness, multiple creatures cannot be called “a rogui.”

Did no one edit this book before it was published!? Mistakes like this drive me crazy. It doesn’t matter how genius the rest of the book is if it has three glaring grammar errors in two pages.

Yes, this holds for bloggers, too…

…which creates quite an incentive not to screw up.



She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. In 2014, tired of my pop culture rants, my mom told me, "You should start a blog!" In 2015, needing a place to gush about the new Star Wars trilogy, I created this site. In 2016, while working an insane schedule at the local bakery, I stopped writing. That same year, I moved to Seattle. Picture every fresh-faced young woman you've ever seen stepping out of a taxi in a movie. That was me...only with a lot more anxiety and shorter hair. Living here has been a trip. I'm not always happy, but I find plenty of stuff to write about. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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