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.

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