Self-Editing for Everyone Part 9: The Case of the Dangling Modifier

Over at, the new installment of the self-editing series has gone live. Here’s a peek.


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Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Participles
There’s a reason many writers don’t show their first drafts to anyone but trusted friends–our first-draft errors can be downright embarrassing. And perhaps nothing is more capable of producing unintended giggles than a dangling modifier. Heck, even the name is giggle-worthy. So how and where do modifiers dangle?

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About Bridget McKenna

Writer, editor, brain tinkerer, indie publisher. Lover of a nice cup of tea and a Butter Masala. The Little Book of Self-Editing for Writers:
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