Next Noble Pen Meeting
August 24th, 2017 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Real book stores continue to succeed despite ebooks.
Randy was interviewed by a Gazette person, and hopes this will lead to a published review of his book.
Aime is revising Scourge using all our collected critiques.
A run-on is two independent clauses put together without proper joining means. The clauses could be two sentences. A run-on is usually bad form. A comma spliced run-on is an inadequate attempt to separate them.
Run-on: It was seven hundred miles to the event we arranged to fly.
Comma splice: It was seven hundred miles to the event, we arranged to fly.
Using two sentences cleans it up, but may make the writing choppy.
It was seven hundred miles to the event. We arranged to fly.
A semicolon or colon is adequate punctuation if there is a close relationship such as cause and effect, but semicolons and colons are discouraged in fiction.
It was seven hundred miles to the event; we arranged to fly.
A coordinating conjunction can be used:
It was seven hundred miles to the event, so we arranged to fly.
One clause can be made subordinate, as:
Because it was seven hundred miles to the event, we arranged to fly.