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Offline ma100

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I hate them...
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:52:02 AM »
Him/her She/he. Where have they all come from? How do I get rid of them? This is me with my hair sitting on the keyboard. Waaaa. :'( :'( :'(

You seem to get one thing finally right and another sneaky word intrudes.

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 08:11:26 AM »
AAahhh, don't sweat it.  Just put in anything and eventually something will hit you just right and then you can go back and replace it.

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 08:14:51 AM »
I'm at the going back and replacing it stage. :'(

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 08:38:14 AM »
Well, spill the beans.  We won't think you're stupid.  We're charitable and always willing to be philanthropic.

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 08:40:04 AM »
I have, I've got too many of them. :-\

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 08:44:30 AM »
Go for a nice invigorating walk.  Get those endorphins jumping around. 

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 08:44:39 AM »
You already know what you got to do. So get busy. Ahem, page one. "He/She."  ;D
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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 08:45:17 AM »
As for me, I'm going back to bed. 

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 10:29:19 AM »
why don't you post a bit with a lot of he/she and members could offer their suggestions on how to reduce them?

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 10:38:47 AM »
Ma, let me ask you this -- in a quest to remove commas, the word, 'and' as well as any other sentence joining to include EM-dash, -- have you backed yourself into this situation.

I'm asking because I notices this same thing in a spot of my story where I had been editing.  ???

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 01:08:17 PM »
I'm sure people are sick of my ghosties Junel. ;)

Skip, as seems to be a favourite of mine.

There is a lot of arguing going on. He did this, she did that etc. Dialogue seems to be the place.

I don't want to be forced into putting in waffle to spread them out which i have just got rid of. :o Row's to me, don't happen like that.


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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »
How many people are arguing? If it's only two then chances are you can cut almost all the tags because it'll be obvious which one says what.
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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 03:56:44 PM »
It's not tags Matt, it's actions. He swiped... she clawed his face etc.

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
Oh, okay, now I understand. This is the quick exchanges within a fight scene.

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Re: I hate them...
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 04:12:04 PM »
I'm sure people are sick of my ghosties Junel. ;)

And I'm sure you are too, I mean your woes with editing.

Just keep picturing that finish line! ;D

Good luck.