Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reviewer's Tip - . , "

We've seen a lot of books lately that have problems with quotation placement in dialogue.  Here's an example:

"John better follow me", demanded Susie, "before he gets hurt".

The correct format is:

"John better follow me," demanded Susie, "before he gets hurt."

It may seem like a very minor point, but believe me, readers can quickly get annoyed with a book that makes such errors.

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