Twelve Rules of Writing

It has been some time since Literature Devil’s videos on writing were featured here at Song, readers. That is due as much to this author’s need to work as to the fact that his video output has slowed. He has morning livestreams but several of the more recent videos he has put up for casual … Continue reading Twelve Rules of Writing

Punctuation, Part 2 – Interrogatives, Exclamations, and the Capricious Comma

For the most part, we covered question and exclamation marks last week. Generally, an author does not want to have question marks in their story’s narrative. If the sentence or situation absolutely demands this, it can be done, but a good rule of thumb is to avoid using this punctuation mark in a narrative. The … Continue reading Punctuation, Part 2 – Interrogatives, Exclamations, and the Capricious Comma

Punctuation, Part 1 – Of Periods, Semicolons, and Colons

Doing a review of punctuation isn’t easy, readers and future writers. I hated studying this subject in school and, having become accustomed to using punctuation properly (for the most part) in my writing, I dreaded looking back at the rules my fantastic English courses succeeded in drilling into my head. Add to this the fact … Continue reading Punctuation, Part 1 – Of Periods, Semicolons, and Colons