But who really cares about punctuation?!?
Isn’t worrying about commas and semi-colons for grammar freaks and pedantic teachers? For poets and writers with too much time to ponder away?
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
~ Oscar Wilde
In the past years, I’ve come to understand that I’ve been wrong about punctuation. These humble marks in our writing matter more than I thought.
Punctuation changes your voice. We can sound more excitable. Or authoritative. Or empathetic. We can build suspense. Make readers stop, or get them to rush ahead to the next paragraph …
Want to know how?
The most powerful punctuation mark
It’s an easy mistake to make.
Many writers think the exclamation mark adds power to their voice. But that’s untrue. The real power comes from full stops. Wanna Know More Contact us