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Site Restored

June 13, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill
last modified June 13, 2017

Yeah! The problems with the blog seem to be gone. However, if you have trouble with any area of the site, please let me know.

If you’re still having trouble opening some of the pages and posts at The Editor’s Blog, you can try refreshing your cache by using Shift F5.

If that doesn’t work for you or for other options, refresh browser cache

My apologies to all for the inconvenience.

 

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9 Responses to “Site Restored”

  1. Scott says:

    When I click on the link in your e-mali, this page, where I am leaving this comment, loads just fine, but when I try to go to the home page, either by clicking on “Home” on this page or by using the link from my bookmarks bar, the home page does not load. All I get is a blank, white page. (And you know how much blank, white pages scare writers!) I don’t know if this is a problem with my computer or your website, but it appears to be a very recent development.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    http://theeditorsblog.net/2010/12/08/punctuation-in-dialogue/ won’t load, which is a shame because it’s my go-to when explaining to clients how to punctuate dialogue. :(

  3. Stacy says:

    Trying to access your 2014/05/29 post on spelling interjections and exclamations at:
    http://theeditorsblog.net/2014/05/29/spelling-interjections-and-exclamations/

    The link is broken. It’s an excellent reference and would love to have it back.

  4. Angie says:

    Dear Beth, and readers,
    I apologise for adding my question about quotes within quotes here, but I could not find a ‘Reply’ button on the appropriate page, so I thought I’d risk it.
    My question is this: When person A is quoting person B to person C, do the outer quotation marks need to re-opened whenever one starts a new inner quote? In case this is not clear, here is a simplified example:

    ‘So, how did you find out Kathy was seeing your brother?’ Jayne asked.
    ‘I walked in to the room and caught them kissing.
    “Leo. What are you doing here?” Mike said, pulling away from her.
    “Sorry. I was going to surprise you.”
    Kathy just smirked.’

    OR

    ‘So, how did you find out Kathy was seeing your brother?’ Jayne asked.
    ‘I walked in to the room and caught them kissing.’
    ‘ “Leo. What are you doing here?” Mike said, pulling away from her.’
    ‘ “Sorry. I was going to surprise you.” ‘
    ‘Kathy just smirked.’

    Which is correct?

    Thank you in advance for any advice you can give, or any resources you can point me to.
    Angie

    • Angie, I think I understand what you’re getting at. If I’m off track, however, let me know and I’ll try again.

      If person A is speaking the whole time, you don’t need to repeat the outer quotation marks. You would if you were separating speaker A’s dialogue into multiple paragraphs, but I suggest you don’t do that here. It’s difficult enough to know who’s saying what and when, so help the reader out a bit. I made a few suggestions for clarity.

      ‘So how did you find out Kathy was seeing your brother?’ Jayne asked.

      ‘I walked into the room and caught them kissing. Mike said, “Leo, what are you doing here?” even as he pulled away from her. Dumbfounded, I said, “Sorry. I wanted to surprise you.” Can you believe that? I apologized to them. Kathy just smirked.’

      Something like this should work. Is this what you were looking for?

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