WARNING. Discussion about punctuation to follow.
There is this little thing called the comma. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.
Oh, the comma, it putteth me into a coma. I am so fried from combing through my April release–Love Handles–that I’ve forgotten how to ignore the punctuation when I read anything. I now question any writer’s use of the little curvy thing, and, find, my confidence, regarding my own, writing, to have messed, up my natural flow, and ability, to write.
When in doubt, leave it out. Maybe.
You probably have your own opinion about the serial comma. As Vampire Weekend sings, “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?” So for this post, I will avoid this particular point of commatroversy.
Instead, I’m wondering how people feel about the comma for introductory clauses in fiction. For instance, I could have put in the comma after so:
“So, for this post I will avoid this particular point of commatraversy.”
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