The Basics: Grammar & Syntax
Contractions, Contractions, Contractions!!!
Wow! I'm so glad I found this post. I've been going through my draft making contractions, because I'm in the habit of not using them.
The rule of thumb to use them when using dialogue, quotes, and I suppose 1st POV makes perfect sense.
I think it is reader personal preference, so there is no way to please everyone. But that dialogue rule of thumb is excellent. I'll start using that directly.
Now if I can only learn about another 100 rules of thumb, I'll be ready to write.
--edited by Bo on 11/21/2013, 11:28 AM--