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Punctuate with Punch

There are all sorts of strategies for punctuation. While formal writing has consistent standards for punctuation, writers struggle with using comma or avoiding them, and with correct placement of quotation marks. 810 more words

Writerly Housekeeping

"Speak!" Part One

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

Writing - The Process

Guess 1980s vintage sweatshirt - blue size large

Can you guess what year this article was from?

How is that a question?

How could that be a question?

If the brain trust at the Yahoo! front page had written “How is body heat lost?” — that would be a question.


Punctuation matters: The easy three

It’s the most basic of elements when it comes to constructing sentences and yet sometimes it feels as though the lessons we were taught in the classroom disappear the minute we graduate. 571 more words

Pencil First Writing And Editing

ne anlamı kaldı ki yazın?

bazı şeyleri kaybetmek acıtırken

bazılarını kaybetmek hissizleştiriyor

en kötüsü

bazı şeyler anlamsızlaşıyor,

bazı şeyleri kaybettiğinde….

peki söyle bana kaybettiğim,

hep en kötüsü olmak zorunda mısın… 9 more words


Question Mark

Life’s a question mark

Will you live in light or dark?

Some times, a comma

As a student of The I Ching, I understand how light changes into dark and then back again. 46 more words