Re: RE: Comma, or no comma? “He walked across it, feeling invincible.”

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Zim
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Putting commas wherever you want can be extremely jilting to a reader who has any common sense with regard to the written language.  Remember that you are writing so your reader may experience something, not so you can get published.  If your only goal is to get published, try a vanity press and be done with it.  However, if your goal is for your reader to rise and fall with your undulating storyline, then you have to get it right.  In addition to the works mentioned above, I’ve found that “Eats, shoots and leaves” is a nice little reminder that can be found in book or CD format.  It’s more of a quick reference than an “all-inclusive, stand-alone” like the books mentioned previously in this thread, though.