Writing Exercise 9 – Punctuation

Prompt: The correct use of grammar is the vehicle for your narrative. Create a paragraph that includes all of the following punctuation symbols: the colon, semi-colon, dash, question mark, parenthesis, and exclamation mark.

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2 thoughts on “Writing Exercise 9 – Punctuation”

  1. I liked it! The punctuation – and grammar – were superb; however, I’m still waiting for more on the previous story (the one about the hitchhiker). I will just say this: you are an excellent writer. Does it get any better than this? I think not.

  2. I see what you did there. 😉

    After the move, I’m probably going to give the blog a shakeup. I don’t want things getting too stagnant, and even though The Writer’s Block has some great exercises that people can snag for themselves, I have some upcoming projects that will get some side development here.

    If I do develop the hitchhiker story further, you’ll be one of the first to know.

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