So, I was on Skillshare brushing up on some information before I was ever ready to order the 1,100-page Chicago Manual of Style. On Skillshare, I found a dude. The dude knew a lot . . . but, unfortunately, his knowledge seemed to have what was to me a very obvious limit, and it began to falter like a car tip-toeing the stairs on its hind wheels. It became awkward and very visible where his weaknesses in editing were. And I worried over viewers learning incorrect information.
I know I shouldn't have, but Grammar Brats are called "Grammar Brats" for a reason. We can't help ourselves. We want to help. We love the processes of explaining and fixing and teaching . . . even if we ourselves are in the same boat (hahaha, yes, we're hypocrites, a lot of us).
I went on a help-spree, poked some holes in his incorrect usage and omission of information on dialogue and quotations, on modification of quotes using brackets, and a few other very important things which can help writers move from the novice stage to a more expert one.
(If you want some more writing tips, head here, to my free Wattpad book. Otherwise, skim down for the extra tips I'd thought were extra helpful and enlightening.)
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So, there you have it. Some incredibly complex (yet easy to remember once put into practice) rules for beautiful punctuation! It was very fun to correct an editor, haha! I hope this was helpful!
Send me a message on my Contact Me form if you'd like to see some more grammar rules, or if I've missed something important! The form is at the bottom of my home page at https://www.7bloodfire.com/.
And good grief, this would have been a perfect time to have worn my new "Because...#Reasons" shirt! I'd have felt quite smug, wearing that!