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From the desk of the Cranky Old Grammar Lady, aka Nikki Andrews, Champagne Books editor.

Let’s face it: punctuation is geeky. Nerdy even. But without it all our sentences would run together we wouldnt understand each other I mean itd be a big mess wouldnt it

You don’t know how hard it was for me to write that last bit! My point is, punctuation serves a purpose, just as traffic lights do. Punc keeps the traffic from tangling up, tells us when to take a mental breath, and indicates emotion.

Entire tomes have been written on punctuation. My personal fave is Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss, but there are plenty of others. I’m not going to join the crowd, but from time to time I’m going to offer some simple primers. Yes, you can still leave the complicated stuff to your editor, and yes, I will get into the serial comma. Still, your editor will love you if you get the complicated stuff right, and the serial comma is fun to argue about.

Today I offer a primer on punctuating basic dialogue. Let’s start with a simple declarative sentence.

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The CBG offices will be closed October 13 for the Thanskgiving weekend. Customer service emails will be monitored should you require assistance.

Haven, by Celia Breslin is now available in Audio format at Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

Shadows On Iron Mountain, by Chuck Walsh is now available in paperback. Get it at,, or retailers everywere.

Calendar News

Champagne Book Group will be meeting authors and other industry professionals at:

 Montana Romance Writer's Conference, in Bozeman, Montana, October 3-5, 2014

Emerald City Writer's Conference, in Bellevue, Washington Oct 17-19, 2014

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