BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Irritating aspects of Punctuation – E. L. Doctorow QUOTES FOR WRITING

I like commas. I detest semi-colons – I don’t think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn’t need them, they … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Who needs quotation marks?

Well, the writer of this sign didn’t need them and Cormac McCarthy, author of the The Road and No Country for Old Men, never uses them. He believes in the … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 13 Comments