The Canadian Press Stylebook is allimage of a microphone about practical. Yet I love that it says using quotes in your writing will “put the rosiness into the cheeks of the palest stories.”

The September issue of my monthly newsletter, Wordnerdery, has a few suggestions about getting and using quotable quotes, including don’t make stuff up. This may seem a given but you would be surprised how often I have been asked to do it.

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