Struggling with your writing? Not sure how things are meant to be done?
Whenever you are struggling with punctuation or dialogue, or pretty much any literary problem, then you should take a look at how the “professionals” did it. Generally, you will find that most successful writers abide by the same set of literary rules, especially when it comes to matters of grammar and punctuation. Even though every writer has their own unique voice, they still manage to ensure that their story reads like a novel.
Of course, some people would argue that rules are there to be broken. It is totally up to you how you shape your project, but if you’re ever in doubt of your approach, then it might be useful to seek guidance from the millions of existing books. Most writers are encouraged to read widely and learn from the masters, though it is perfectly okay to do your own thing. I guess what I am trying to say is that it’s good to know the rules before you break them.