Happy Book Birthday, RUMP!!!
I met Liesl at my first writing conference (WIFYR) back in 201l. I've blogged about her here. RUMP is a MG retelling that is funny, sweet, and perfect for my third grader (and for me).
She was nice enough to guest blog about hyphens and share the amazing Hogwarts gingerbread house she made last Christmas.
Take it away, Liesl.
H is for Hyphen, a lovely punctuation mark that can be used to bring words together, or to break words apart, as the case may be. It can be glue or a knife. What a magical tool!
Use a hyphen to join two words serving as a single adjective before a noun: J.K. Rowling is a well-known author.
However, if it comes after the noun, you don’t use the hyphen: Liesl Shurtliff is an author who is not well known. (Yet.)
A hyphen is used in compound numbers: My publisher gave me twenty-five copies of my book.
Use a hyphen to clarify confusion: Re-sign the publishing contract. Don’t resign your day job.
Use hyphens with prefixes: The ex-editor booked an all-inclusive vacation.
|Liesl's amazing Hogwarts gingerbread creation|
Thanks for including me in your A to Z challenge and featuring me on my release day! I really appreciate it.
Isn't she great guys? Thanks Liesl for taking the time to be on my blog. I can't wait until my copy arrives this afternoon!
Are you doing the A to Z challenge? Let me know and I'll come check it out.