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I write and teach and run long distances and play a mediocre concertina.


Dec
13
accepted Using dashes in writing dialogue
Dec
13
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
Thanks, but that's not really what I'm after. Sometimes a writer will head a dialogue passage with either "--" or "—" instead of using quotes. My question has to do with the rules about using this type of dialogue, which I'm realizing are not really defined in English.
Dec
6
answered How do I quote a graphic novel?
Dec
6
awarded  Commentator
Dec
2
revised What exactly is wrong with 'It was a dark and stormy night'?
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Nov
28
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
@ggambett: Thanks for the wiki leak. From what I can tell, the only rule to follow is that the quotation dash should reappear after speech tags in the middle of a dialogue passage. As for bleeding eyes...that could be a good thing.
Nov
28
revised Using dashes in writing dialogue
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Nov
27
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
So, you use the dashes around the speech tags and the punctuation. What if the speech tag comes at the end? Punctuate it normally? No dashes?
Nov
27
comment How many short stories make a collection
Thanks, Chris. I will hit the Writer's Market.
Nov
27
asked Using dashes in writing dialogue
Nov
26
answered What exactly is wrong with 'It was a dark and stormy night'?
Nov
24
comment How many short stories make a collection
How big of a book?
Nov
24
comment How many short stories make a collection
I have published three stories (of ten) with different, small publishers. None of these houses have published anything beyond a magazine in the past. I'm seeing more and more small, indy publishers publishing collections, but I haven't gotten my hands on many to see what's average for number of stories. Obviously, a complete collection is a complete collection, but I feel like I have a few stories that could be added or removed to maintain the integrity of the collection.
Nov
24
awarded  Student
Nov
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
24
asked How many short stories make a collection
Nov
23
comment Should it be a Short Story or Full Story
I was going on that hunch. I think you've received some good feedback in the answers to spur you on. Good luck.
Nov
23
answered Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Nov
23
awarded  Editor
Nov
23
revised Should it be a Short Story or Full Story
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