Tag: Punctuation

Mar 11

Writing Group Session: Writing Dialogue

Writing Group Session: Writing Dialogue Before doing this writing group session, please ask the group members to read the link here Writing Dialogue (Part 1) Task 1 Write a piece that could be an extract from a longer story, or novel. It needs to be written as part of the  text, as it would appear in a …

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Feb 02

Writing Dialogue Part 2: Punctuating Dialogue

Writing Dialogue Part 2: Punctuating Dialogue One thing that budding writers often ask about is actually setting out dialogue on the page. ‘Writing Dialogue Part 2: Punctuating Dialogue’ gives a short guide to some basic rules.                                       …

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Dec 27

Punctuation

Punctuation Starting from very little information Explain: You are going to be given a short passage. Read it to yourself, carefully. Do not read it out loud or ask questions at this stage. Think about what could be happening, what could have happened so far leading up to this, who is speaking/writing, what might happen …

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Sep 28

Poetry from a session on ‘Punctuation’

Poetry from a session on ‘Punctuation’ A fun poem from Marc: Comma, comma,  comma, full stop. Exclaim! Question?  Back to the top ^ The ‘Grammar Police’  will be all over me For my messings’ about  with that < apostrophe This, a misplaced comma,  could be actually correct. It’s not like I’m using it  just for …

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Sep 14

Punctuation (the only way?)

Punctuation (the only way?) Session 30 NB. Ideally you need a copy of ‘Eats Shoots and Leaves’ by Lynne Truss, or examples of passages where a change in punctuation completely changes the meaning, which you may find on the internet. We have discussed punctuation before and looked at examples of how very different the meaning …

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Jul 13

Punctuation

A Little Bit of Punctuation Just for fun. Punctuation is important. If it is wrong it can completely change the meaning of the sentence and if reading out loud the reader needs to know where to pause for breath. Can you punctuate the following: Larry where Joe had had had had had had had had …

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