These are the notes from class on various ways to punctuate dialogue in your stories.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Here are some things you will probably find while doing renovation work under a house in New Orleans. It is supported with anecdotal evidence.
- Car tires, some still on rims.
- Tricycle parts
- Pepsi bottles with the old, foam shrinkwrap labels on them. You remember those? They used to have them at the Chinese place on Palm Street in San Luis Obispo. I used to try to tear off the foam label in one long spiral.
- Chip bags with the graphics you remember from when you were a kid. Man, Chester Cheetah has really changed.
- Broken, antique bottles that would be worth something if they were whole.
- Old pipe that they replaced and then just left there.
- Thousands of plastic shopping bags whose integrity has broken down. They create a sort of distopian mat of dirty, fluttery snow flakes. And they always conceal broken bottles.