How to Write Punctuation That Makes Your Story Pop!

The Period

  • I had cake today.
  • I have work tomorrow.
  • I need to go to the store.
  • It’s going to be sunny tomorrow.
  • I think…
  • I would love to call her a…
  • Maybe I’ll just…

The Exclamation Point

  • I love cake! Please, give me cake!
  • I can’t wait to go to work tomorrow!
  • Ugh, I don’t want to go to the store!
  • I wish it was snowing, not sunny!

The Question Mark

  • We need chips, right?
  • Do you have shoes on?

Dialogue

  • “We need cake,” he said.
  • “Don’t leave me!” she cried.
  • “Are you okay?” she asked.
  • “I need help.” He sighed, rubbing his forehead.

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