Thursday, June 26, 2014

Punctation marks you never knew existed

Okay authors, raise your hand if you’ve ever wished for punctuation marks that don’t exist. Now raise those hands for all the times you’ve written ?! (or !?) and the editor has put a red line through it or a comment bubble telling you to “Choose one. You can’t have both.”
Well there is a thing called an Interrobang which is both. It’s just that modern keyboards don’t include it. However I suspect most editors won’t accept it. But you could always give it a go.

How often have you written a text message or a Facebook comment and wished there was a sarcasm font? Well there is. There’s a punctuation mark called the Snark which has been around since the sixteenth century. I reckon it’s time to dust it off and start using it again.

For a whole bunch of weird punctuation marks you never knew existed go to:

Have fun

Helen Woodall

Helen is available to line edit and/ or content edit fiction and non-fiction. Rates on application.

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