A handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on Freelance Writing Gigs:
I had a sleepless night thanks to Susan Cain’s “Quiet”
Question: Where do you put the period? Inside or outside of the quotation marks?
I thought I knew. Guess what: It seems I was wrong.
Part of the answer seems to be: It depends where you live.
(Talking about being confused, being a German who learned British English at school but who is currently targeting the American writing market!)

Want to find out more? Then check out

Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation Marks.”

(Hint: The above version seems to comply with the American Way of punctuation.)








In case you should ever be required to THANK THE ACADEMY…

…to get on that stage and receive one of those little bald golden guys and string some grateful words together…

For your convenience: a template for your next Oscars Acceptance Speech!!


I am right now in the process of ticking one point off my bucket list: Watching the Academy Awards while actually being in the US. Normally, as a German, I would spend a heavily sleep-deprived night on this – so today it feels especially great to be staying in the Sunshine State.





A previously lost Sherlock Holmes Story…

…and, yes, it seems to be by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, who had written it for a charitable cause! According to the UK “Telegraph”:

“Walter Elliot, 80, found the 1,300-word tale starring the famous detective in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar.”

Personally, I especially like the fact that they (as in “The Telegraph” and the lucky finder Mr. Elliot) provide the opportunity to read it for free.




[Please see update]