I have a new writing craft book!
Punctuation 101 is a book for fiction writers. A handy reference you can keep close by so you don’t have to page through the massive Chicago Manual of Style, which I love, but its index alone is twenty-nine pages long!
It all started back in 2011 with an idea, then a series of blog posts on goteenwriters.com in 2012 and 2013. I saw so many of the same mistakes in the manuscripts of beginning writers, I wanted to lay out the rules in an straightforward and easy-to-understand way. The posts were a hit. And many of those teen writers said, “You should write this as a book, Jill!” And I thought, “Ooh. That would be a lot of work.”
It was a lot of work! But I stuck with it, and I’m proud of the outcome. So, if you’re a writer, grab a copy of Punctuation 101 and dog-ear the pages with rules you need to reference. (I always need to look up capitalization in titles. I can never remember what’s what.) Then you can sit down and write your novel without worrying about the rules.