Sunday, November 16, 2008

PIVTR - Press Release

Passionate Internet Voice Talk Radio (TM) hosts sponsor new AT&T phone lines
(November-11-2008 Ann Arbor, MI)

On November 15th 2008, PIVTR will launch a new phone system using superior AT&T technology. PIVTR's new phone system is made possible because of two talk show hosts who share the Passion of PIVTR: Pat Meehan and Rowena Cherry .

Pat Meehan of "Career Talk with Pat" (Mondays from 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm Eastern Time) is sponsoring the new dedicated business line for the exclusive use of PIVTR talk show hosts.

Futuristic Romance author Rowena Cherry of "Crazy Tuesday" and occasional "Cherry-Picking Specials" is sponsoring the new toll-free call-in line for listeners.

"Lillian Cauldwell and PIVTR are strongly committed to excellence in broadcasting," said Rowena Cherry. "The station, the hosts and their guests provide quality content. I was delighted to help sponsor an AT&T line so our audience can receive the best possible listening experience. "

As one of the world's top ten stations of its kind, Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio, Inc. now reaches 30 nations around the globe.

Entrepreneur owner of PIVTR, Lillian Cauldwell explains the three major principles behind her vision.

"I founded PIVTR to do three things well:
1) To market and promote mid-list and unknown published authors to the media and to the world;
2) To provide a conduit for voices not otherwise heard in this noisy, political, celebrity- and sports-driven world; 3) To educate, and to provide quality information to listeners that they can use in their spiritual, business, and personal lives.


A league of nations among other Internet talk radio stations;
Voices of the People – United We Roar! ™
Home of the Brave – The Veterans!

For more information on PIVTR contact "Creator" Cauldwell

For more information on Pat Meehan visit

For more information on Rowena Cherry and Crazy Tuesday visit
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Thursday, November 6, 2008



It’s easy to get tripped up when writing dialogue. In North America, the rule is to use double quotation marks around the words of the speaker; this seems simple enough, but the most common problem lies in the placement of punctuation other than quotation marks. The standard rule is to include periods and commas within the quotation marks:

She said, "I don’t believe you are telling the truth."

"I don’t believe you are telling the truth," she said.

"I don’t believe you," she said, "and I no longer trust you."

"I don’t believe you!" she exclaimed.

"Should I believe you?" she asked.

"Fine, don’t believe me," he replied. "You’ve never trusted me."

Note that dialogue tags (she said, he replied) must be a "speaking action," whereas non-speaking actions (he snorted, she glared) are not punctuated as tags and should be treated as separate sentences:

"I don’t believe you are telling the truth." She glared at him.

"Fine, don’t believe me." He snorted with disgust.

Use single quotation marks to mark dialogue within dialogue:

"And then I looked at him and said, ‘I don’t believe you!’" she said.

She said, "And then I looked at him and said, ‘I don’t believe you!’"

"And then I looked at him and said, ‘I don’t believe you!’ and he walked away."

Another general rule is to start a new paragraph for each new speaker. It makes for a clearer picture of the give and take of a "conversation" and helps the reader switch from speaker to speaker.

Some writers use italics to set off dialogue, while others use no special punctuation at all. However, unless you’re Hemingway or Joyce, it’s best to save the italics for quoted thoughts and use traditional punctuation for your dialogue. For clarity’s sake, whatever format you choose, keep it consistent, and your readers will thank you.