Here’s how to use quote marks (or speech marks) according to publishing convention in your fiction writing. The guidance covers both US English and UK English conventions.
In this post, I cover the following:
- What quote marks are used for
- Omitting a closing quote mark in dialogue
- Whether to use single or double quote marks
- Whether to use straight or curly quote marks
- Where the closing quote mark goes in relation to other punctuation
- When not to use quote marks