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April 11, 2005

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About commas...I was an English lit major in an ivy league college and have been writing novels since I was 13 years old. I got my first novel accepted for publication in 1993, just before I entered grad school. I worked my way through grad school tutoring freshmen...and THAT was how I learned to use commas. Not, "I put one where I might pause in speech" or "I put one where I think it goes," but the actual rules. It was only in teaching students where commas needed to go (and finding out I was wrong half the time!) did I actually figure out the rules.

So don't be too hard on the unschoolers. :-) I was 21 before I finally figured it out. (And think about this in horror: the *editor* for my book didn't fix my commas, which probably means that a professional editor also didn't know how to use them.)

Your comma usage is lovely, by the way. :-)

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