To be honest a few weeks ago my writing changed in the most dramatic way. I wrote rhyming poems with no structure as far as visual or style. Then I saw how someone wrote something and they were happy because it was a challenging style. I set out to write a style myself and BOOM, my writing world CHANGED!
Well, letís get to the point (no pun intended) but noted. I have had to look up how to use a semi colon and comma quite often, still I second guess the punctuation on every piece I write. I care so I try but attempt to not bend myself out of shape over it, haha, and I still do get twisted up, AND still punctuate wrong I am sure of it. I have gone back and changed some, however, pretty positive as it went from wrong to right the opposite also happened.
I do line breaks in my work sometimes because the sentence just look too long. Having one 10 word sentence and the rest are 5 to 6 words visually bothers me. I also don't like too long of a line. Another thing I like is to make the line break where the internal rhyme would land, so Iím just trying to make structure. Recently I started writing poems where I want the syllable per line to matter so that's another line break to consider so I would not want that to be read as a punctuation. Being conscious of syllables now in my recent writing I believe I can reduce those odd breaks. As a matter of fact, I need to go back and fix a piece I posted on here. I removed it and will be reposting it once I restructure it.
I started doing line spacing a few weeks ago as well. Prior to that all my work was one giant block of words. I went back and line spaced a few random pieces from years ago and I feel that itself gave it a better quality. I like to line breaks when I write comments or text... took me long enough to get around to do it in my poetry.
I don't know. I just wanted to comment on how punctuation kicks my butt.