The Art of Styling Sentences: Practice One

So iI've being banging on about not being able to edit so I decided to take it back to basics.  Not wanting to waste paper I've decided to do it on my blog.

So I'm looking at something called a compound sentence with a semi colon. Okay I don't recall this in grammer class but so far so good.

They rattle on about run on sentences - something I've being accused of but couldn't careless about. And the famous comma splice which also is meaningless.  Oh this is getting boring - it goes on about fragment where I recall all the blue line in Microsoft word telling me about fragments. I'm getting bored now.  Is it a wonder I don't remember my grammer classes as school. Or maybe I've blocked out the trauma.

Okay I'm nearly losing the will to go with this book. I want to toss it aside - it keeps bleeting about what's wrong with grammer.  I like I really care! I just want solution, people! This is going to take more time than I have on schedule. I just thought I was going to practice some crummmy sentenses and bob's your uncle I would be a grammer master.  Not so. I need to sweat.

I guess you can see why editing my book is hard. Well non-existent. Have. Not. Even. Started. Okay I digress back to this pain of toture called styling sentences.

Acutally I'll let you know what a comma splice is. It's when I use a comma instead of a full stop. semi colon or colon to separate two sentences I've joined. Do I care? Nah, not really. So just call me the Queen of Comma Splice. And what the heck is a Splice? Is looks like a misspelt 'slice'.

So example from my book - well a made up example since I'm procastinating about it. Noah easts bean, Kendra didn't love him. I'm going to fix it. Let it hang out there.

Run-on sentence - well it's one where there is no punctuation between two sentences. Like I really care? Will that change my life. So from above being lazy  Noah easts bean Kendra didn't love him.

Then they go into clauses - oh boy. Maybe I should really invest in Holly Lisle's How To Revise Your Novel Course because I'm not sure I can keep going with this.  In fact I've found another slightly cheaper course called Polish Your Writing Style by a writer's mangazine but that too is dear. So it will have to be struggling through this course.

They now talk about parell ideas. Okay I'm lost but I'm gonna keep going. I need to at least complete the first excerise.

My examples
Noah, eat some cake; you know you like cake. 
Some dogs dance; others run and break dance.
Writing is simple; editing is the real pain.

Red town had two shops; Pink city only had one.
His father ran a marathon every year; his mother bakes cookies.

not sure I'm getting this but I'll continue again tomorrow. Or maybe I need to take this more seriously and it at a desk with pen and paper the old fashion way.

Not sure.




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