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An Editor Grumbles About Punctuation: Exclamation Points, Commas, and Semicolons.

An Editor Grumbles About Punctuation: Exclamation Points, Commas, and Semicolons.

As you may have guessed from the title, today we’re going to talk about different errors in punctuation. I know, it’s everyone’s favorite thing to read about on a Thursday morning. But punctuation is one of those little things that can screw up a good book, especially when it changes the meaning of the sentence. Knowing the rules for how these work will help you do better in your first draft, which means editing and proofreading will go much easier.

You’ve Finished Your Nano Novel, Now What? – Part Six

You’ve Finished Your Nano Novel, Now What? – Part Six

You’re almost done! You’ve put a lot of work into your novel, even after the thirty days of NaNo. It probably looks a lot different than the one you started with. You’ve added new scenes, changed plot points, fixed character development, and removed most of the awkward phrasing and dialogue.

Open Channel

Open Channel

Welcome to another #QuestionTuesday! Every Tuesday, I hold an open forum to answer any writing and editing questions and will even provide feedback on short passages submitted by authors. It’s a chance to ask those seemingly small questions that somehow still manage to constantly hold all of us writers up in our work. Wondering if flashbacks should happen in the first chapter (answer: they really shouldn’t) or if the Oxford comma is actually important? I will answer these questions and more…

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