Whenever someone takes the time to read my site, I am honored. When they take the time to write, I am humbled. And when they take the time to systematically go through something I’ve written and point out every inconsistency, grammatical error, or typo… I am without words.
Because I am so grateful that I cannot express myself.
Here I would like to thank all those people who have helped me become a better writer. The few. The proud. The Editors.
Marla is a professional grammar Nazi and has been personally responsible for the industrial-scale execution of no less than 11 million unnecessary commas. Some say Marla’s grandmother was an emphatic comma and traumatized her as a youth, others say that a comma once turned Marla down for her dream job leaving her bitter. Still other say this joke is really reaching for any kind of comparison it can find to Hitler. Marla would probably be one of those people.
Suffice it to say, Marla has turned whole story manuscripts blood-red in her relentless pursuit of grammatical purity. Any mistake you will find in my work is a result of my own stubborn idiocy. Any great piece of text is great only because Marla wrung all the filth from it.
You can find Marla on the awesome game Kingdom of Loathing, which is literally so awesome I can no longer allow myself to play it because once I start I can’t stop. Seriously people. A game based on puns AND nerd culture? Be still my fluttering heart.
Josh notices things. It’s more than what he does. It’s who he is. How many times has Josh walked onto a murder scene and reconstructed the event based upon the most obscure evidence? How many times has Josh had to dismiss everything that was told to him by previous investigators who were in a hurry to close the case? How many times has Josh balked when told that he’s “too close to this one” and had to turn in his “shield?” Well, to be perfectly honest, probably never. But that’s only because he’s such a LOOSE CANNON OF JUSTICE that no one would even let him onto a crime scene to begin with.
Josh lets me know things about myself that are so nuanced and true that if I were a teenage girl it would probably reduce me to tears. Or if I were a woman of questionable virtue it would probably make me susceptible to seduction. But since I am an overweight twenty-something who likes writing stories about dragons and such it just makes me a better writer.
You can find Josh on his twitter.