Category Archives: Ramblings

[C]ommas

I do beta-reading (basically proof-reading and checking for tone and consistency) for a couple web serials, and I like to joke that I take commas away from one author and give them to the other. But really, my poorly-kept secret … Continue reading

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[B]rainships

Most people, it seems, get into reading Anne McCaffrey by discovering her Pern books. Which makes sense; they’re probably the most popular and most successful of the settings she wrote in. And I’m not going to lie, I definitely read … Continue reading

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Reptiles and Revelry

So I found myself working on my draconic growth chart and contemplating, at the simplest level, whether the males would tend to be larger, or the females would. My initial tentative hypothesis was that females would, partly because I like … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Dragons

One of the biggest issues I come across when doing research for things (usually a combination of world-building and just-for–fun) is that all of the interesting scholarly papers – the ones that have actual data, usually – are not publicly … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Grammarly, a web-based grammar-checking program

So my friend B found and linked to this site, Grammarly, and I was intrigued, so decided to check it out. In order to get an actual breakdown of the proofreading, however, you need to register. And in order to … Continue reading

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