When creating my world of Neveyah for the Tower of Bones series, I discovered that hyphens are the gateway to writer’s hell. I put together compound words, hyphenated to make them specific to that world.
I did this, not realizing I would be stuck writing these words consistently hyphenated for years… and years….
Take my advice and do not use a hyphen in your invented words unless the universe will dissolve without it.
In the real world, if a compound adjective cannot be misread or its meaning is firmly established, a hyphen is not necessary.
Words that are single words and don’t need a hyphen:
- (a) breakup as in (a) divorce, break up as in taking apart
- comeback as in succeeding again, come back as in return to me
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