Are Strong Spelling and Grammar Skills a Writing Requirement?

Are Strong Spelling and Grammar Skills a Writing Requirement?

Are Strong Spelling and Grammar Skills a Writing Requirement? Do you really have to be an expert at grammar to be a writer? Is that really a writing requirement? Are you holding yourself back from writing because you are terrible at spelling and grammar? From my experience, you may not be as bad at spelling and grammar as you think you are. Maybe you are. But should that stop you? Absolutely not. These are skills that can be learned. Storytelling is a learned skill, too. You can improve your spelling ability and you can learn grammar rules and when to break them--you really need to learn the rules so you can decide which ones you want to break; otherwise you just look like an idiot without justification. Will it take time to learn these skills? Definitely. Just like anything worthwhile, it takes time to learn, study, and practice so you can do write well. If you are not good at spelling and grammar, before you send...
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3 Time Management Tips for Writers

3 Time Management Tips for Writers

3 Time Management Tips for Writers One of the big questions writers have is: How can I make better use of my time so I can have more time to write? Every writer struggles with this area. Our tendency toward procrastination keeps us away from writing and it gets in the way of our goals. It's easy. It might be frustrating, but it's easier to do nothing or to be lazy than it is to bust our butts to achieve our writing goals. We know that there is pain involved in working on our writing. On top of that, things seem to pop up whenever we plan to sit down to write. It never fails. Whenever I get gung-ho about sitting down to write, something comes up. I have to make a special trip to the post office to pick up a package, or my husband scheduled a meeting with the CPA and we're leaving as soon as I get home from...
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HELP! Which Idea Should I Write About First?

HELP! Which Idea Should I Write About First?

HELP! Which Idea Should I Write About First? Do you have a ton of ideas, but you can't decide which one to start writing about first? Here is a tip that will help you decide: When I sit down to write stories and articles for publication or for my blog, I review my list of ideas and then I pick the one that stands out the most. For me, there is always at least one topic on my list that stands out. It usually doesn't take more than a few seconds for an idea to pop out at me. The others on the list are good ideas, too, and I could write about those, but sometimes an article or story isn't ready to be written yet. For those ideas, I let my subconscious mind mull them over and work out the details on its own. It's amazing what the subconscious mind will do for you if you let it. I read this great...
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