When it comes to punctuation marks, the interrobang has by far the coolest name. But like its function, the word interrobang came from a merging of two words based on its two roles within a sentence.
In this day and age when emojis and memes are an integral part of virtual communication, it’s tempting to write with symbols instead of words. Just because it’s more fun doesn’t mean it’s accurate.
Yes, I’m talking about the ampersand.
Hate editing? So do I. That’s why I created a step-by-step editorial guide for writers (like me) who put off editing.
Tackle these approachable, non-intimidating steps so that you edit your work and (finally) get it published!
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 as a story. Writing is a journey full of multiple drafts, red pens and pondering where to go next.
And journeys are often an experience that’s shared. But when should you share your writing?
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?
Most importantly, how do we use the ellipsis correctly? Keep reading.