Those Damned Commas!

I know words. I know how to spell, and the meanings of the words I write. I think that my stories are artistic. My tales are eloquent, but my grammar mechanics are faulty.

A comma is a mark (,) of punctuation used to divide a sentence, as in setting off a word, phrase, or clause. I use it inappropriately many times. I call it William Shatnering because many impressionist use a pause when mimicking Captain Kirk.

My editor told me to actually vocalize the sentence to see if it sounds smooth. I think that’s helping.

I was alright in English class way back in 1986, but that was almost 30 years ago. I never thought I’d write something marketable when I settled on my profession. I thought that I would be an artist, or be a lyricist. Actuality can stifle your dreams.

I’m going back to enhancing the mechanics of my grammar. That way, people that like my tales won’t trip over my sentences because of all those comma rocks on my sentence road. Getting better is a process people.

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