It's hard to get back to work after a fun Labor Day that included lots of good lovin' from Willy Dunne Wooters.
|Yeah, we have a crazy, stupid kind of love.|
Linda Kay, writing away, asks, If one is writing in first person (indicated by the chapter heading), and another individual speaks up, how do you address the punctuation, and how do you get back into the original speaker?
I requested more information. Linda Kay responds: In the chapter, the woman is telling her granddaughters a story, then one of them makes a comment (expressed in quotes). Then the woman continues on with her story in the next paragraph. What would be the transition back to the first person storyteller?
My answer: First, the fact that it's a new paragraph indicates that someone else, in this case, the first speaker, is talking again. Another possibility would be to start the paragraph with something such as "Ramona continued," but use a different font.
How would you answer Linda? But so you know, the character is not named Ramona. That was my invention for the sake of an example.
Robyn Alana Engel of Life By Chocolate has also been gettin' busy with words, although not with anything else. Her new book, Celibacy and Suburbia, is out!
Paperback here. Ebook here.
I have dubbed Ms. Engel "the harlot of hilarity." Buy, enjoy, review. Pretty please.
Last, but never least, you have until midnight tonight (Tuesday, September 6) to vote in my current Battle of the Bands. The song is Summertime. The contenders are Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday, two women who understood hard livin'. Listen to Janis and Lady Day HERE. Please vote in your comment for your preferred version.
Tomorrow I'll announce the winner.
If I get out of bed.
Mr. Wooters wears me out.
Infinities of love,