By Michael W. Dean

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In love, dreams, drugs, music, and God. He wanted to bathe in the embryonic blanket of beauty with every cell of every pore. Only one person ever figured this out, that I know. ” Yup. “Punks Not Dead” — Grammar Errors Chapter 3 ALL CAPS: IF YOU MAKE SOMETHING ALL CAPS, IT USUALLY LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE YELLING!!!!!!! USE IT SPARINGLY!!!! Days of the week, months of the year, planets, people’s names, and places are always capitalized: I left for Cleveland to visit Mars the first Tuesday in June, and took Cassidy, and her dog Fluffy, with me.

I used them in my novel because I like them. Even though I did them as footnotes (Insert/Footnote in Microsoft Word), they ended up as endnotes (all at the end of the document rather than at the bottom of each page). 0, the page layout program I used, would not add them as footnotes. Footnotes would have had to be cut and pasted in carefully by the page layout person. 0 does footnotes automatically, which saves a lot of work. 1 This is a footnote. 37 38 Chapter 3 English 101 I always liked the idea of David Foster Wallace’s book, Infinite Jest.

But a bigger part of your style, the part that people will attempt to imitate if you are hugely successful on an economic level, is basically what you write like. It’s your voice, literally. It’s your choice of words and subjects, your rhythm, and your bounce. It’s your soul. And that is one thing people cannot successfully steal or copy. I developed my voice literally from my voice — from telling stories out loud. I’ve always liked to tell stories, and people have always asked me to tell them.

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