There’s nothing more embarrassing then when your skirt is rucked up at the back and your panties are showing or your fly is undone – but nobody has the heart to tell you.
It’s the same with this collection of 33 grammar whoopsies. They are embarrassing. And making these mistakes will make you look dumb.
Print out these 33 grammar gaffes so that you learn to avoid them.
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What are you working on right now?
Please share YOUR writing with us here at WTD.
So what are you writing?
A novel? A blog post? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script?
Maybe you’ve just finished something you’re really proud of?
Or you just can’t tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash?
Here’s your chance to share and discuss with each other what you’re writing about.
Would you like to create memorable characters? Of course you would!
But where do great characters come from?
Are they great because of what they do, or because of what they say?
Suppose someone walks into a store and asks, “May I see what you have in a nice .30 caliber hollow point?”
If this character is a combat infantry squad leader or deer hunter, if his greatest achievements are his marksmanship and taking a life here and there,
Have you ever noticed how often you use the word ‘very’?
We tend to use it to make a point or express a superlative. However, we often end up with a lame sentence because the word ‘very’ has lost all power through overuse.
Check out the fantastic infographic below that offers 128 words you can use instead of ‘very’.
This list of words will make your writing sparkle!
What did you learn from the infographic?
All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories. ~Neil Gaiman
Scary, isn’t it?
Behind which all your great words are waiting. Waiting to be released, to fly away, to change the world.
Scary because that wall appeared from nowhere.
One minute you were on such a flow. Ideas flew out of your head faster than your fingers could turn them into words.
Hemingway’s famous advice was to “write drunk, edit sober”.
Although there is a lot of debate as to whether Hemingway actually said this, it does raise an interesting question: does alcohol help with the writing process?
It is no secret that some of the greatest authors were heavy drinkers, including David Foster Wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, Truman Capote, and of course Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway enjoyed a cocktail or two so often that another writer,
Writing a book isn’t easy.
It takes weeks, probably months, of consistent work.
It will challenge you.
Yet … a book can change everything.
Perhaps your book will add an extra income stream to your freelancing business, bringing in royalties so that you’re no longer purely tied to by-the-hour work.
Perhaps your book will be an important signifier of your expertise in your field, impressing current clients …
Congratulations, you just might be a writer.
From a spectator’s point of view, writing seems easy. All you have to do is sit down and let the words flow out of your minds and onto the page.
The reality is rather different, and you are certainly familiar with what we are talking about.
Staring at a blank page for hours,
It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity.
Take a look at the image above.
What’s the story?
Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?
Here’s how it works:
Now for the ground rules:
In the space of just over two years, an Charles Rosenbert went from zero to bestselling author.
How did he do it?
Here’s what happened…
A couple of years ago, I downloaded a free Kindle book by Charles Rosenberg. It was called Death on a High Floor. Honestly, I didn’t expect much.
But I was so excited by the style of writing that I hunted down Charles on Facebook and sent him this message:
“Loved the book!