We sat in the shade next to a stone wall that marked the edge of some strangers property. Rule 3: Sharing Violation 3 Posts focused only on self-acknowledgement or life events are not allowed in individual threads. In fact, telling someone honestly that their writing sucks strikes me as very supportive. Essentially, he gets accidently wantrted for rapes, hunted by a ukranian mafia, pursued by a london drug cartel, wanted by the police for murder, rape and another police team for the supply of drugs. I think you have a tendency to see things in terms of 2 competing and irreconcilable absolutes, and I think that sometimes it holds you back bro. The appropriate usage is the one that conveys the intended meaning.
I believe the best way to impress your reader is to touch their emotions. I was not to incredibly happy about being awoken in such a brutish fashion though. The narrator in a first person situation has to be a well defined character and character is often revealed through their relationship with someone. Well, we'll see if your right about the critics n shit Brandon. I will give myself a lot of leeway on the syntax on first drafts, but I try to do it aware of what I'm experimenting with. I wouldn't refuse to read a book that contained bad spelling if that was a necessary part of the book. It reads a little stark now, but that's mostly because we lost the pretentious voice and didn't replace it with anything else yet.
I've chosen, therefore, to forgo the elusively difficult pedestrian communication of the fluid among us, indulging and favoring instead the somewhat utilitarian and wholly pedantic language of my inner philosopher wannabe. In all other arenas of writing it fails utterly. Having scanned it back with the publishers. These guys have no plot or story. Due to my instinct to attribute reactions to people to specific instances of interaction rather than to the people themselves, I find it hard to dislike people. When you don't tell someone their writing sucks you end up with a Stephanie Meyer, and nobody wants another one of those. I am therefore a conscientious objector to war, an advocate against the meat industry, and a regular protestor of acts of willful ignorance.
However, the problem with putting too much effort into writing intellectually is that not only does it slow us down and make us overthink things, it can also act as a distraction when it comes to getting out point across or advancing our plot. Worry about all this later. It should be a no brainer. If he delusionally thinks he's a really good writer which he does , he's going to crash and burn. This thread has focused on that, but you seem pretty comfortable with your ability to write and also seem to wish to do so as best as you possibly can. I'll make a point of writing something that figures that out. Troy—Glad you enjoyed the post and found it helpful.
I'd probably not want to take on a manuscript full of unintentional errors, though. Michael Swan's is my grammar bible. But others are errors people make in the hopes of sounding smarter or somehow official. I often go back over my drafts and ruthlessly cut out stuff. Easy, instead of focusing 110% of our efforts on meaningless things such as correct spelling, proper grammar and fancy words. It depends on you, your message, and your audience.
Nobody here knows or can say whether you're pretentious, and even if we did, it'd come from your writings, not the other way around. I think far too many critics and writers care too much about spelling and grammar. I plan on sharing this on another platform. Fact is I try to be as honest as possible with everything I read or review approaching it as objectively as possible. As the most influential generation so far, and the most unprepared generation so far, the youth of today face a heavy task, which will require great leaders. Help keep the subreddit clean and on-topic by using the report feature to bring attention to rule-breaking posts. Revised The building's owners offered the inspectors many bribes to overlook code violations.
So keep up the good work in that department. What works with some people or groups and what seems to work with more diverse groups of people. Get a hyphenated last name. I do it because I hope that you'd do the same for me. Erik has written a weekly newspaper humor column for 10 papers around Indiana since 1995. I call a writer pretentious when he's clearly putting on airs and fails to convince me.
I want to become a better writer but sometimes I admit my ego gets in the way and part of me wants to ignore the criticisms but I'm trying to be better about it because I really don't want to be one of those guys who can't hear anything bad about their work or they freak out. I hope to help to lay the foundation for the success of my generation and all those to follow. Nothing about the setting adds to the scene. I know Stephen King has a big thing with Maine accents. Try reading Twain as an example of a classic author who could write with both an economy of words and economy of complex sentences yet succeed in crafting much better prose than most pompous college students or self-aggrandizing professors.
My point is simply to make sure your message is crystal clear. Rule 1: Post Quality Standards 1a Posts Must Be Related to Writing: All submissions must be directly related to writing. The character is a mess, and all the above is by accident. It is probably my main source of education. And I absolutely agree—context is critical. Could we get any worse with this run on sentence and lack of structure? Where appropriate use lively analogies, metaphors and so on.
I am left wondering what, if anything, is the heart of this passage. You made some great points. She wore a beautiful sundress that felt as though it could grab the sunlight from the air and project it around herself in an iridescent aurora. The thesis of the book applies not only to writing for the Web, but also to speeches and any other works that must be communicated to a wide audience. How can we know what that prose, regardless of its color, would feel like by the time we got there.