How to write dialogue: 1- punctuation

How to write dialogue: 1- punctuation

It doesn’t matter how many novels you read – unless you’ve made a point of analysing it, speech punctuation can seem like a great mystery. And you don’t have to be a novelist to need to write speech. You might want to include a real conversation in a blog, or memoirs,...
A punctuation sampler

A punctuation sampler

Think of a world where the punctuation goes on strike. What if question marks quit questioning? Can you imagine? Perhaps the commas complain of overwork, and take a break from breaking up lists, clauses, interjections and so on. “Don’t forget us,” say the speech...