…gghhhhh!” Okay, heh, sorry, I’m ready now. This week the Grammar Cop deviates a bit from her usual scenario of three-gaffes-and-three-corrections, just for a change. She is soooo tired of seeing the same word confusion over and over again.
People who know me best (okay, my daughter and son) know that I used to write poems. I wrote them when they (my kids) were very young, just to entertain them. At least they (the poems) started out as such, but over time I’d slyly work in a moral or two. Oh, not sternly, not with a thud, but with a😉.
Greetings, FF fans! The Grammar Cop spent a lot of time online this week, so two out of three of these English-challenged blunders come straight to you from the Internet.
This is an excellent piece, and is true for both newbies and experienced writers. Other people’s eyes on our work can be so darn helpful!
by Kyle Massa
Just the other day, I finished a first draft of a piece I was working on and thought to myself, This is pretty darn good. I brought that piece to my writing group a week later, and after fifteen minutes of critiquing, I was reminded of this fact:
The first draft is never, ever good enough.
Little reminders like this are why writing groups are so valuable. Writing alone and never sharing anything with anyone works for some people, but if you want to write professionally, that’s not really an option. Somebody’s going to read your work, whether that be family members, beta readers, or your editor. And, as solitary as writing can be, sometimes it’s nice to get some outside input.
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SPOILER ALERT! Do not read this if you haven’t seen the movie. You have been warned!😉
Good to see you again, Friday Folliestas! This week the Grammar Cop brings you another trio of terrible boo-boos. And she is sorry she couldn’t find a synonym for “boo-boo” starting with a “t.” Ah well, such is life.