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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day
Missouri State Teachers Association: Why Punctuation? Guest column by Jeff Rubin, founder of National Punctuation Day The Destin Log: A punctilious punctuator’s pet peeves (first column, July 15) The Destin Log: A punctilious punctuator’s pet peeves (second column, September 25) USA TODAY: Contest: Do you know your punctuation? San Francisco Chronicle: Punctuation Paragraph Contest Highlights 8th Annual National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24

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Solving the punctuation puzzle by Slideshow Solving the punctuation puzzle [am-per-sand, am-per-sand] This strange punctuation mark has a fascinating past. Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group Writing "I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark." Henry David Thoreau "Writing is an adventure." Winston Churchill "Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them." Allan Gurganus "... only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things."

20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected. DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another.

Tension Hook Your Readers With Tension By Laura Backes, Tension. Without it, life would be—let's face it—boring. Punctuation Language is either to be heard or to be seen; it is either oral or visual. Actually, in our society it is both. We hear spoken language; we see written language. But human communication is not so simple. We also hear inside our heads what it is we read. Advice on Novel Writing < Back to Foreword by the Author Developing Efficient Work Habits Elements Of A Successful Story In the opening... How to Check Consistency of Spelling and Hyphenation for Free Since spelling and grammar checkers don't test consistency, documents can seem to be error-free and yet still contain lots of mistakes. Consistency mistakes are notoriously difficult for authors to spot, but they jump out at readers and cast doubt on the author's ability. What is a Consistency Mistake? Consistency mistakes come in many forms. This article looks at only spelling and hyphenation consistency.

Rant on putting your characters through absolute hell Well, this one was the winner by the most votes I’ve ever seen in a poll, so up it goes. You’ll probably note pretty quickly that all the items on this list are psychological/emotional. Well, yes. I think scenes of physical pain, especially torture, are overused in fantasy, especially because authors have a tendency to forget about wounds whenever they would get in the way and just send their characters pelting off as if they’d never suffered. Also, psychological/emotional methods of putting people through hell mean that you get to use characters’ faults against them, and readers’ expectations for fantasy heroes against them. This is much fun.

5 Reading Comprehension Strategies Home › Reading › Lessons › Comprehension Actively teaching reading comprehension strategies is a not an easy task. These five activities take students deeper into Bloom's Taxonomy as part of a balanced literacy program. These activities also support teaching fluency in reading. Fiction Technique Tip: Writing Clearly As you write your novel, always remember that it is for your readers. That sounds obvious, yet many novelists are not considerate of their readers. What do I mean by being considerate? Simply making sure everything is clear.