04-01-2010 11:06 AM
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04-04-2010 04:41 PM
Alternatively, you need to brush up on your punctuation, and ask a few friends to read your work.
I found that the following two books helped me
(1) Eats, shoots and leaves - Lynne Truss
(2) Austerlitz - W.G. Sebald
The first book is a humerous, but educational introduction to punctuation. The second is a beautifully written book that demonstrates how to write long sentences.