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There's a movement to oust them from polite fiction society. But whether or not you're a fan, Grammar-me says correct usage is important.
I've met some semicolon-haters; I've met adoring believers.
Some writers use them sparingly; some overuse them.
A disappointing number of published writers use them incorrectly. (This is why editors earn their keep). *wink*
Today, my plan is to:
- explain the balancing act, the role of a semicolon
- give you other options with the "degrees of separation"
- mention one other way semicolons can be used in fiction and
- hear back from you