I have a confession to make. Even those who know me probably aren’t aware of this (it’s not the best conversation starter), but I am a big fan of punctuation. I especially appreciate semicolons, parentheses, commas, and exclamation points if I’ve had my coffee for the day. For writers especially, punctuation is critical. Sure, we all use question marks to ask questions, and periods to end sentences. But when combined with the right words, punctuation can add wit, sarcasm, emotion, gloom, and much, much more to a piece.
Today, I found this great article by Kathryn Schulz on the blog, Vulture (directed here by Lauren O’Neal of The Rumpus). I really enjoyed Schulz’s post and wanted to share it here; she found perfect examples and discussed them very nicely. I particularly love the Nabokov example she provided, one which I had swooned over myself when I read the book. But enough of what I think. Take a look and let me know what your favorite punctuation mark is!