Newest chapter rejected by teaspoon because of “grammar” and “requests for reviews” and “authors notes that are more than a paragraph long” and I’m going to smack the pretentious snot who said all this.
Eleven chapters in, and you’ve never had an issue with my grammar. Yes, I KNOW that the appropriate punctuation is to have a coma and then a quotation mark and then to continue with the dialogue. Did you consider that perhaps there is a period because the person failed to continue speaking immediately? That there was a slight pause, long enough to notice, but not long enough to require an ellipses, or some other denotation of a break? PEOPLE DON’T SPEAK USING PROPER GRAMMAR. How the hell can I write realistic characters if I am expected to have them use proper grammar?
If you are THAT picky about grammar, then let’s talk about the fact that you can’t end a sentence in a preposition. Yoda does it right, for all that he sounds silly. Let’s really get specific and split hairs.
I know that the moderators of teaspoon hate Rose, but using this as an excuse to reject my chapter submission because I reveal that she isn’t actually dead is petty.
And it really makes me want to just not post over there at all.