Summer Sentence Shape-up

It’s the first day of summer, when I always wish I’d done more to drop a couple of pounds before shimmying into a swimsuit.

Like people, sentences also get a bit flabby if writers don’t exercise some self-control at the keyboard. Here are a couple of recent examples from editing gigs:

Memorial Day 2017: Fast and Furious

What a summer so far, and it’s only just started! I've spent part of it helping my sister pack and move halfway across the country, from the West Coast to Missouri.

As former military brats, we are veteran packers and movers, so the only thing that slowed us down was when someone tried to make off with my car in a hotel parking lot in Portland, Oregon.

Treat Yourself to an Opera – and Popcorn!

My Mother’s Day weekend treat was five hours of bliss – and not in a pricey salon or spa. I went to the opera at my local movie theater.

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City broadcasts its performances live in HD, simulcast on movie screens across the country, about once a month during its regular season (October to May).

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