Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wink, Wink . . . Say No More






I was excited to do a little editing for Daredevil yesterday. I know, it doesn't take much. But anyway, I was unsure about an occasional grammar issue so I searched a few quick phrases, such as "starting a sentence with no doubt."



That is how I found a blog titled Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent. It actually contains some useful information, including a series called "Can I Get a Ruling," where he invites readers to rule in on various grammar rules. He takes submissions and explains the process of getting published. You can find it on my reading list or here: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/09/can-i-get-ruling-quotation-marks-for.html



So after reading the first post, "Can I Get a 'Ruling': Quotation Marks for Emphasis," I ended up on the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks. It's really very funny and if you have time to read my blog, I'm sure you have time to check it out. Strangely, the writer seems to be a little challenged in using punctuation with quotation marks. Here it is: http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/



Picture 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnetbox/2403905493/
Picture 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/2461540816/

Picture 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scazon/3468161437/

2 comments:

  1. excellent photos

    i'm sorry to bother you, but I've recently started up a community forum for writers called the The Writer's Chronicle where we can meet and discuss all that is writing with other 'online' writers. Also with the recent addition of some published author members we have decided to set up a section to support published writers and help them promote themselves and their books - as we all know how hard it is to get published and how its even harder to get a large readership!

    I know this email is out of the blue, but i was hoping that you might drop in and take a look around and perhaps join if your interested?


    I'd greatly appreciate it,

    thanks

    Emily Cross

    Writer's Chronicle Link: http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net/forum.htm

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