||Does anybody know where one can find the guidelines for the ModX line? I can't see them on either M&B or eHarlequin but surely they must be somewhere? Or do you have to already be writing for HMB to write for ModX? No, that doesn't make sense because, as far as I know, Julie Cohen wasn't.
Anybody? Pretty please? With a cherry on the top?
Still busy editing. I'm gonna try getting the first three chapters polished up today so that I can send them off asap, but that depends on what else happens today.
It's my daughter's 20th birthday so she'll be phoning (it's free for her to call me from Norway so she does most of the calling) and that generally means at least an hour's conversation. Richard's planning a bbq and I'm hoping to get to the spooky church tonight (that's our local Spiritualist Church, for those of you who don't know). Will there be enough time left for editing? Watch this space...
LINK OF THE DAY
Do you ever feel uncertain when it comes to punctuating your dialogue? I mean, Should you use a capital to start your speech tag when the dialogue ended with something other than a comma? As in:
"Could you pass me that towel?" she asked.
"Watch out!" shouted Jane.
I haven't used capitals, but is that right? Yes? No? Are you sure?
And what about that end comma; should it be inside the quotation marks or not?
"I like that," he said.
"I like that", he said.
Which is correct?
And how do you deal with multi-paragraph quotes? Should you use a new quotation mark at the start of each paragraph or not?
And how about when you're quoting something somebody else said within your dialogue?
If it's all too much for you and you're no longer sure you've been getting it right, take a look at Punctuating Dialogue. It's written by Marg Gilk (whoever she may be) and, unless you're 100% certain of what you're doing, is definitely worth a look.
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