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  1. Acknowlegement

    Well, finally ready to put book up on Kindle and Create Space. This is one sentence in my acknowledgement. I thank several people and would like...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 10-10-2014 09:45 AM
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    10-11-2014, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  2. Paren punctuation

    For once and for all: does punctuation always go inside parens? This was from a FB discussion re Maureen Dowd. She most often has something...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-08-2012 11:06 AM
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    04-09-2012, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  3. Quotes and Periods

    A writing coach received my chapter that included these sentences: When I agreed to live with Nick, I neglected to point out that I expected this...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-12-2012 11:21 PM
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    04-16-2012, 03:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Small Victories

    Below is paragraph from WWII memoir that combines plot and characterization: Aunt Ida commandeered the yard for a Victory Garden. She replaced...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-23-2012 08:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-09-2012, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Red face Junior/Senior Members

    What determines jr/sr member in this forum?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 11-28-2012 02:38 AM
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    11-28-2012, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Commas--AGAIN!

    I myself had only a little notebook on which with Nick away all week, I diligently kept my journal. Is above correct? :confused: Almost all...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 12-04-2012 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-05-2012, 04:03 AM Go to last post
  7. Dialogue and quotes--2 speakers, 1 paragraph?

    I would like to keep wording. Is punctuation completely wrong? Even though in 2nd paragraph Nick continues dialogue, should quotes be used at end...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 12-21-2012 01:48 AM
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    12-21-2012, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Awkward?

    I have described an apartment and its many residents in several paragraphs of a story. The first sentence of a new paragraph follows. Is it awkwardly...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-09-2013 03:07 AM
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    02-08-2013, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Capitalize Dear?

    Rhett says, "Frankly, my dear...." I've read published "Okay, Kiddo..." So if Rhett had said, "Frankly, Dear...." would dear be capitalized?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-12-2013 03:33 AM
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    03-13-2013, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  10. Neither or nor

    Does the work neither work here? Except for the two weeks every August during which the office closed, she had never taken a day off. She had even...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 03-25-2013 11:25 AM
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    03-26-2013, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Arrow use of the phrase whether or not

    (Days after becoming engaged, Carla meets Nick and is thunder struck. When she accepts his dinner invitation she justifies it with this sentence....

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-02-2013 05:49 AM
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    04-02-2013, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  12. Moving along (and are they!) 2

    After a midweek, late afternoon lunch, Nick and Carla return to her apartment instead of work. She has magnificent view of WTC (pre 9/11) and...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-08-2013 02:08 AM
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    04-08-2013, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Commas again and this time periods too!

    blah, blah, blah, where our son, Joe, Jr., had grown up. Is that the way it's done?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-10-2013 03:51 PM
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    04-10-2013, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  14. Post Punctuation of abbrieviated names.

    One of my characters is named Nick, Jr. His family has shortened that to N.J. The editor of my first draft removed periods at every mention of...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 04-15-2013 05:01 PM
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    04-15-2013, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  15. Colon and semi-colon

    Is this sentence bad form? I donít know why this incident came to mind; it was far from the worst: when Joey died.... blah, blah, blah. It...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-10-2014 09:32 AM
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    01-12-2014, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  16. Hyphen

    Hi--this is the sentence. If you can rewrite it more clearly please feel free. But my concern in this post is the hypenation used to describe the...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-08-2014 02:44 AM
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    01-08-2014, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  17. Bad dog!

    I want to say that usually these endless holiday meals (reader knows it's holiday) consisted of yelling, screaming, arguing, insults, fighting and...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 01-18-2014 12:37 PM
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    01-19-2014, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Interabang?!

    The last sentence is the narrator's. She is questioning the meaning of a character's exclamation. What is proper punctuation. The sentence is a...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 05-18-2014 12:39 PM
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    05-19-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  19. Me/I

    Is Nick and me or Nick and I correct? I would think Nick and me but doesn't sound right. Dominic and Peg arranged their finances differently...

    Started by BookWerm‎, 06-17-2014 06:06 AM
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    06-17-2014, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  20. Arrow Mentor

    Is correct usage: Joe would be a good mentor to Johnny or a good mentor for Johnny?

    Started by BookWerm‎, 07-03-2014 12:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-12-2014, 09:49 AM Go to last post

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