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Win a copy of Shady Characters for National Punctuation Day!

Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad photograph by the author.

It’s the 24th of September, which means it’s National Punctuation Day! To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of Wydawnictwo Karakter’s gorgeous Polish edition of Shady Characters. (My terrible photo does not do it justice – this is a great-looking book.)

To enter, drop me a line via the Contact page and tell me what your favourite punctuation mark is and why. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday the 3rd of October. Be sure to let me know if you’re happy for me to share your entry!

I’ll ship to any continent except Antarctica (I’m looking at you, residents of Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station).

Good luck!

2 comments on “Win a copy of Shady Characters for National Punctuation Day!

  1. Comment posted by Joanna on

    It’s not original: period. But only because it change with time. When a space took its place between words, with grace and self awernes the period move to the end of sentence. Today, in quick massaging word, when the period is skipped to often, this punctuation hero find a new role. Do You know (I didn’t) that there is a “period of hate”. When you write casual massage and put period in the end, it’s almost as you scream. So powerful… this little dot.

  2. Comment posted by Mary Ann Atwood on

    The mighty comma:
    Let’s eat, Grandma.
    Let’s eat Grandma…

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