For the dedication of my upcoming book, I have written

For my child.

Do you think that period should be there?

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It's all based on the author, both ways work. If you like the feel of a completed sentence, punctuation is your friend! If you would rather prefer the dedication to be more like a headline, skip the periods.


sure, why not? just don't do the crazy poetry thing and hold the period until the blank page after the About the Author blurb.

More seriously, it's a purely aesthetic choice. Use it, leave it out, doesn't matter.

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