I'm not knocking the 'Ren test' at all and think it's way cool.
Bad punctuation is to be avoided at all costs.
On the comic relief side, may I offer Victor Borge's Phonetic Punctuation
Personally, in pursuit of better writing, I would like to offer a method which I call simply 'headphone review'; play back what you've written paragraph by paragraph in text-to-speech on headphones or speakers, and see how it sounds.
As a general rule, if it plays well, it will read well.
I've caught more bad writing and typos that way.
I've become something of a 'minimalist' writer myself.
Whatever seems obvious or redundant, I try to weed it out.
For instance; 'He was wearing a black colored tee-shirt.'
Revised; 'He wore a black tee-shirt' ('colored' is self-evident and redundant).
And I've begun shying away from time-related words, such as now
, and so on.
The text just seems so much cleaner and clearer without them.
BTW, in compositional mode I write 'normally' with multi-sentence paragraphs, but when posting to DC, I prefer one sentence per line b/c it helps me with clearer thinking.
I'm also something of a compulsive reediting fanatic with my DC posts.
In lieu of a 'signature' my posts always seem to say 'Last Edit:
' at the bottom.