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BTG016 “It Was the Best of Sentences” Interview

This is an audio interview. In some cases, the link to the audio file will be at the bottom of the post. Interview with June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies, Mortal Syntax, and It Was the Best of Sentences. It Was the Worst of Sentences.

Semicolons Are Wrong?

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 [...]