Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Paragraphs

I've been reading for a  horror anthology.  And I've been looking over some of the new stories that will go in Steampunk Trails.  I am astonished at how many people try and italicize short story titles. They're supposed to go in quotes.  And, I am astonished that people have no clue that if you change the speaker in quoted dialogue, you're supposed to start a new paragraph. Don't even get me started about the overuse of dashes.

But all of this pales to when you warn people about these things and they turn around and submit something else with the same exact problem. Oy Veh.  I used to fantasize about killing editors, back when I was a writer.  Now that I'm an editor, I find myself fantasizing about killing writers.  

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