Handling Direct Quotes

Not so much right / wrong as better / worse

Start a new paragraph when someone starts speaking:

One of Saturday’s contestants was Merlyn Hileman, an 11-year-old from Brea who was born with a disorder of the eyes and underwent more than 20 surgeries before going blind at age 2.

“She was a fighter from birth,” said her mother, Melissa. “After she went blind it took her just two weeks to decide, ‘This is the way it’s going to be,’ and she started trailing her hand along the wall and figuring out how to live within her new environment.”

Not like this:

“She was a fighter from birth,” said Melissa, mother of Merlyn Hileman, an 11-year-old from Brea who was born with a disorder of the eyes and underwent more than 20 surgeries before going blind at age 2.

One thought on “Handling Direct Quotes

  1. I’m at a “Upper Intermediate” level.
    My expectation was more higher level so I was little bit surprised but this makes me realize I need to read more English books.
    When I chose each books to read, sometimes I chose a book which is not my level so this is my reflection point.
    On the other hand, I try to choose horror or mystery genre so it was intersting to read and I could get into the content of story.
    I will keep reading books written in English.

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