Remember how I said I will be going through my punctuation flubbles with you? Well let me lay one on you.
Has anyone ever seen or heard Miley Cyrus(Hannah Montana)talk? No?
Okay let me describe it for you, she basically talks and talks till she runs out of breath, then she continues again. Now you realize she is a talented* singer, and is trained to hold her breath longer than the average human. So yes she does talk in very long, rambling sentences.
Is today bash an 18yr old Millionaire day? No, it's my first step in becoming a punctuation guru (I can do it).
I write like Miley Cyrus talks. I can write a paragraph or a conversation of ten lines or even more without a comma. When my computer green lines me then I put a comma or a semi colon.
Why do I do this? When I'm writing I get so excited the words rush to my mind and I become a rambling thinker. Periods only show up at the end of my chapters or scene changes. I tell myself I'll fix this during edits.
Then comes the time to edit and I get so excited I have finished a project, I can't wait to send it out. Those are my lame excuses.
The truth is I distinctly remember being bored to tears when someone taught punctuation, so this is really my fault.
The Period is your friend. Having periods does not mean the sentences will sound stilted. Independent phrases can have their own periods and next blog post we'll talk about commas or maybe something fun like my recent addiction to Degrassi (someone help me! I can't be addicted to Degrassi).
Xoxo and TGIF