Episode #46 – Exclamation Marks

When there’s a fifth Thursday in the month, we look to acclaimed authors for writing advice.

Today, we tap into the wisdom of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of many short stories and the classic novels, The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and This Side of Paradise.

Fitzgerald had some strong guidance for a journalist about one of our language’s punctuation marks.

Watch this week’s vlog and see what you think.

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

Happy writing, everyone.

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Etya
Etya
10 months ago

I hardly use exclamation mark. I also stay away from semicolons. Semicolons distract me from reading and make me stop. I have no use fir them in my writing. On another matter. Patricia, you look tired. Do you take enough rest?

David Godin
10 months ago

It is difficult with some words:

WHAT!
vs
What?

here I commit two sins; caps and the exclamation point.

writing “What. are you crazy?” doesn’t seem to work as well as “What! Are you crazy?”

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