When a character says something, it's appropriate to use punctuation such as: "Blahblah." "Blahblah," (with more blahblah afterward...) "Blahblah!" "Blahblah?" ...depending on the situation. But what about "Blahblah;" ?? That doesnt look grammatically correct to me, yet I cant find anything telling me anything about whether it's correct or incorrect. And then, on the same subject, what about if you're using a source that uses a semicolon, and you happen to be quoting said source? Would you include the semicolon as it appears in the original document? Example: Blahblah-my-own-words-blahblah-according-to-this-source-eating-steak-is "blahblahblah;" however... Does it go inside or outside, or not at all?