I guess I should have seen this coming. Sometimes when I read through a blog post I notice just how many of them there are. Sure, I go back and take out most of them but I never really thought it was that big of a problem. 187 more words
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Dialogue and punctuation go together like bread and butter, cheese and toast, rhubarb and custard.
It’s not just a matter of following the rules, though they’re important; it’s what you can do with different symbols to make your characters really speak. 845 more words
The exclamation mark is one of the most abused punctuation marks. Some people use it extensively when they want a piece to look informal.
The danger with that, and any other loose usage, is that it is very difficult to tell whether it conveys surprise or annoyance. 35 more words