Writer’s Craft #10 Commas

Commas. I’ve read the grammar books. I’ve prepared cheat sheets for using them correctly, and I’ve presumed to correct other people on where the pesky things get placed. But the more I write the less I think I’ve got the comma nailed. Sometimes I wonder if anyone really knows when a comma is necessary and…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #10 Commas

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Writer’s Craft #2 – Quotes and Context

“A misfit is what you are,” Lywulf told her. “Like the rest of us.” (from Healer’s Sword, ETA Sept 2011, Lynda Williams) Is the line above punctuated correctly? It got past my editor, so I’m going with “yes”. The rule is to put a period after the tag line if the preceding quote completes a…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #2 – Quotes and Context