My Style in The Authentic Animal

From the official Style Sheet, as drawn up by my publisher, St. Martin’s:

Author’s style

  • uses fragments
  • favors vague pronoun constructions (e.g., “It would be like finding a new kind of bird,” where “It” has no clear antecedent)—lightly edited for especially confusing instances
  • recounts visits, demos, etc. in present tense
  • uses “human” as noun form for “human being”

The fully copyedited MS came today. It was like Christmas a month early.

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