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by RachelBateman
January 15th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?

Hey thanks, guys!

Ryan–there really is no specific reason why I picked a Chinese man. It just seemed right, so that is what I went with. I think it is great that you live by this!

And if I win? Well, I hope that would be a good thing, but I guess I would have to wait it out and see. :)
by RachelBateman
January 14th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I am vs. I'm and so on...
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Re: I am vs. I'm and so on...

I find myself doing this sometimes, too. I catch it a lot and put the contraction instead, so my mss are probably 50/50 contractions vs. not. I DID read on one agent's blog (I can't remember whose right now) a while back that using NO contractions is considered an amateur move. But, that could just ...
by RachelBateman
January 14th, 2010, 6:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Serial commas: yes or no
Replies: 12
Views: 2036

Re: Serial commas: yes or no

Yes! Always, always.
by RachelBateman
January 14th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing?

Or, The Parable of the Wise Chinese Man Long, long ago, there lived an old Chinese man. He owned one horse and one acre of land. He had one son. One night, the gate to his corral was left open. He left the house the next morning to find his only horse missing. As the man looked for his horse, his ne...