Quotation Marks

Posted by @ 8:07 pm on January 6th, 2010

Do you use quotation marks when writing dialogue? Why? Why not?

I find myself justifying their use or non-use with some regularity. Sometimes, I use them. Sometimes, I don’t. When I don’t, I don’t for the aesthetic value and/or because I find it disrupts the text. When I do, I do because I feel like it. And for no other reason. Only rarely does it have anything to do with grammar or clarity.