OK, I had to create this poll. I really had to. An author on Twitter said she doesn’t think there’s a place for semicolons in modern fiction: “When editors put them in character’s dialogue, it is like a reading speed bump to me. Seems unnatural.”
I’m flabbergasted. I’m vacillating between speechless, sputtering, and ranting at my husband. Don’t let my reaction bias you. Tell me what you really think (and if you vote no, please tell me why in the comments).