1, 2, 3, 4…

… I declare a comma war!

If you’re going to write, make the comma your friend. Introductory (adverbial) clauses and the like are begging for commas. So too are the ands at the end of a list (you know, the serial comma).

While you’re correctly comma’ering, become acquainted with the em dash and the semi-colon. They are very sexy pieces of punctuation.

As a side issue, a slightly overcomma’ed (but still a good) riff on Snow White has found its way onto Antipodean SF #94. It’s called The Mirror Speaks, by one Shane Jiraiya Cummings.

I had thought I’d supplied a slightly punchier bio than that, though. Must be ripped from an old submission email, unless I’m going mad of course (the first person gives it away – the bio, that is, not the madness).

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