My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Friday, April 13, 2012

A to Z Challenge: L

L is for...Lists! In every writing situation, there is the possibility that lists will come up in some way or another. Some writers prefer to place the list within a sentence. Others like to make it separate and distinct. In either case, it is important to know how to format and punctuate your list to help the reader understand you. You don't want to add unnecessary marks, but you also don't want to confuse your reader by leaving important ones out. Tread carefully and be clear.

No matter which type of list you are employing, there are five important rules to follow, according to Daily Writing Tips (

  1. Know when to use commas and when to use semicolons.
  2. Know how many ands should be included at the end.
  3. Know when to place punctuation before the list.
  4. Know how to logically group and order your listed items.
  5. Know when to use numbers and letters to identify each individual item.
By having your list logically ordered and easy to read, it will enable you to get your message across to your audience with ease.

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