Punctuation is, just in general, a boring topic. It’s the necessary nuts and bolts of writing; nothing flashy or pretty about it. But, like the essential underpinning of most endeavors, it’s one of those things that can make or break your work. Mainly because punctuation has the power to change the meaning of your work. Proper punctuation helps readers understand what you’re saying clearly; it makes the book more readable and more visually pleasing.
Rather than a dry, textbook walkthrough, I’m hoping to word things my own way here, in this post, so that it’s a little more enjoyable to read about, and to hopefully highlight things in a more practical way. Specifically, I’m going to talk about commas, semicolons, and colons.