Punctuation gone wild

wild punctuation

!!! Have you ever ended a sentence with two or more exclamation points because you wanted to show your character was really, really excited?

?! Have you ever ended a sentence with a question mark and an exclamation point because you wanted to show your character was questioning and emotional?

……… Have you ever ended a sentence with ……………..? Uhm, why would you do that? Because you wanted to show your character drifted into a coma?

If you have committed any of these heinous acts against punctuation, cease and desist.

Descriptive writing, not the misuse and abuse of punctuation is the way to get your point across to the reader. You know, that whole “show don’t tell” thing? Telling it with punctuation should never be an option.

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