Looking at a few early pages of my WIP and I wondered, what's with all the semi-colons? I took them out. Like a lot. What was I thinking? Seriously, like 5 on one page? Who need 5 semi-colons on one page? It's all much better now, of course. In general, I don't think fiction needs a lot of semi-colons. Maybe 5 in an entire novel, not on a single page. Maybe I hadn't learned that when I wrote that page. I wonder what else I have to learn.