Every Way You Can Correctly Use a Question Mark

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Yes, I wrote an entire blog post about how to use a question mark and it wasn’t a waste of my time. Because, in truth, we all are afraid to ask our friends and peers how to add a question mark correctly to a specific question when sentence structure and formatting come into play. Don’t…

10 Songs For Writers About Writing

10 Songs For Writers About Writing via KLWightman.com
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Some songs you add to a playlist so that you have music to listen to while you write. Just like you have songs to pump you up for your writing session or celebrate what you accomplished after your writing session. Then there’s the playlist of songs that honor your story as a writer. That’s what…

When Should You Share Your Writing? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

When Should You Share Your Writing? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
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Think of a story that you loved reading. Remember how hard the protagonist worked towards the goal? Remember the hardships the hero had to face and conquer before a resolution was reached? Did you stop reading when the conflict increased? No, that’s the best part! Now think of writing your story in the same way…

3 Ways to Use Ellipses . . . Correctly

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If punctuation had personality, the period would be the logical one, the comma calculated, the semi-colon the rambler and the colon attention-grabbing. And the ellipsis? That’s our mysterious one. What is the ellipsis holding back? What words will we never see in that quoted passage? And why were those words dropped in the first place?…

When Do You Capitalize After a Colon?

When Do You Capitalize After a Colon? via KLWightman.com
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If you ask two writers this question, you probably wouldn’t receive the same response. There isn’t a straightforward answer when it comes to figuring out when to capitalize after a colon. While often used like an em dash or a semi-colon, the colon has multiple uses to both keep our sentences and numbers in line.…