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Grammar Bites: The Ellipsis

Ah, the ellipsis. The ellipsis can be a bit of a pain, but once mastered, it’s a great tool. For the purpose of this post, I’m only talking about using the ellipsis in fiction, not as it is applied to journalism, nonfiction, or academic texts. First, what are ellipses used for? They are used to ...

Writing Tips: Phone Convos

Phone conversations where you show both sides of the conversation are fairly easy—you just handle them like regular dialog for the most part. But what about one-sided convos? A convention I really like is to use an ellipsis to indicate the unheard speaker’s dialog. For example: “Hey, girl! It’s Anne. … Nothing much, what are ...