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|PUNCTUATION QUESTION: |
Punctuation a question that has a quote inside of it that ends with a period, but falls at the end of the sentence.
Were there ideas that popped up from the team where someone said, “We’ve got to do that. That’s an easy fix, and this would make it a lot better.”?
How would a sentence like this one or similar sentences be punctuated? Because the inner quote is not a question, it's a sentence, but when I add punctuation for both, 1. it looks funny, and 2. Grammarly has a fit. haha. Grammarly insists that a question mark belongs after 'We've got to do that" but that makes no sense to me.
Wishing you everything good on your birthday and in the year ahead!
I have a question for the writing community.
How do I punctuate hypothetical conversation? Basically 'imagined' quotes in conversation.
I'm a freelance transcriber and currently working on a podcast. This is an edited/completely changed version of the text due to it being work-related, but the sentence structure is the same.
What if Dominique was like, hey, we see what you've been doing and we're going to fire you.
These are two people in conversation talking about "Dominique," but Dominique never actually said any such thing. So, I'm assuming quotation marks would be inaccurate. Would italics be the correct thing to do? Kind of like thoughts? I don't know.
|PLEASE, I need help from everyone! I need to change my tagline for my WordPress site. |
A blog for individuals interested in freelance life and building a successful online business.
It's too long. I've been trying to make a new one but can't seem to let go of either keyword (freelancing & online business).
Here's where the challenge comes in.
I messed up when first making my website and named it onelifebehappy.com -- it ended up being a blog about online business and place to link my Fiverr account to promote my freelance business on
I've made it work since then by going off the theme of saying basically since I'm giving tips on freelancing and online work and startups, that you have one life and you should be happy in your career choice. And I give a lot of productivity and marketing tips -- stuff like that. BUT I feel like now because of SEO I have to keep that theme in the tagline or I will dramatically drop in ratings and confuse the search engines. So, I don't really know HOW to make a good tagline with my stupid stupid stupid website name choice hahaha sorry -- I'm just so frustrated.
Keywords I feel are super important: freelancing, online business, (something positive)
PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS -- PLEASE!
Day 2 of NaPoWriMo for me. I'm doing it my own way :)
|Hey, everyone! Long time no see, I know. I have a love/hate relationship going on with WDC. I stepped away from it because I was becoming someone addicted (okay, very addicted) and it was taking away from me doing what I needed to do in terms of business and earning a real income. I work from home and do online classes regularly, so I absolutely love the community of WDC and needed it to get me through a lot. I came here originally because I wanted to improve my writing and thought I wanted to write for a living. About 2 years later, I have veered from that idea for the most part. At least in the way I had in mind - writing fiction novels. Now, I've just been trying to focus on content writing for my blog and general copywriting for my business and site. Somehow along the way, I've lost my spark. I feel like I can never come up with ideas. My writing has been terrible. |
I don't know what's going on with me. But I felt it was time to come back.
My paid membership has expired while I've been away, so if anyone has any tips on events or things going on in the community right now to earn me quick points, that would be helpful! Thanks!
Happy 1st WDC anniversary!!!
This is the beginning of a success story that will
continue for many more years. Happy 1st Anniversary.
Kindest Regards, Lilli
"Eliminate filter words and phrases
In action-writing, filter words and phrases are the first to cut. When we read 'She heard that someone was knocking urgently on the door' we lose urgency. It's a beginning author's mistake, to continuously signal to the reader who the viewpoint character is that is doing the hearing or seeing. In this case, we could simply write 'Someone was knocking urgently on the door', or, better still, 'A sudden, urgent hammering on the door'.
Find words that distance your reader from the scene ('she saw that', 'he felt that'). Cut them. Just show the thing itself ('It was wrong of her' rather than 'he felt that it was wrong of her', if 'he' is the current viewpoint character). "
-- Excerpt from Bridget at Now Novel
This is something I'm working on with my writing. I struggle with this. Any tips or suggestions?
Also, what's something you're working on to improve your writing.