So I'm having a bit of with Capitalization. Not the sort of stuff like "Tomorrow is Monday and Bob is going to London" but some of what I think are the finer nuances. Or maybe I'm just over-complicating all this and none of the things actually need capitals, and I'm just adding them in because they look pretty. Anyway, a few issues. To capitalize, or not to capitalize? 1) Name of a race. So, I have this made up race of people in my story. For the purposes of this thread, I'll call them the Zogs. Or the zogs. So, do I capitalize? "Zogs" with a capital, just looks right to me but, on the other hand, I'd never capitalize "human". And, further, does it change in the following sentences: "Zogs have ruled this planet for many centuries" (i.e. talking about the Zog race) "The Zog handed Kevin a spade" (i.e. talking about a single Zog, using "The Zog" as if it was his name" 2) Descriptive place names So, I'm not on about place names such as "England" or "Zogville", but rather names of places which are a description of the place itself. For example "The Tunnel of Blood" or "The Blood Tunnel". Do I capitalize? Again, I think it looks right and I think it's a proper noun but if you were to say "a bloody tunnel", you wouldn't capitalize. 3) Chief. This word has been giving me some grief. Do you capitalize it when used as a title? 4) Not really sure what to call this one So, I have five tribes in this area in my story, each has a village in a location, one on each point of the compass, and one in the centre. Each tribe has a chief. So, if I were to say "the central tribe" or "the western village", would I capitalize? Further, if I was to say "the eastern tribe chief", what parts of that sentence would I capitalize. ---------- That's it, sorry I couldn't add more detail, but I have to shoot off now. I'll be happy to answer questions if need be. Thanks in advance!