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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What You Should Know About Copywriting – Part 1

What You Should Know About Copywriting – Part 1

What You Should Know About Copywriting - Part 1 Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing with you some things you should know about copywriting. Let's start with one of the biggest hindrances when it comes to sitting down to write. Worrying about spelling & grammar... Proper spelling and grammar are not as important as you might think. Okay, before I go on, don't misunderstand me. They ARE important. But, and this is a huge 'but', don't put so much stock into them that you let them keep you from writing. There is a big misconception that writers are, by default, spelling and grammar experts. While it is true for some writers, not all writers are good spellers or grammarians. Why am I telling you this? I'm telling you this because I've seen people avoid writing simply because they thought they were horrible spellers or that their grammar was bad. The thing is, it's not as big of a deal as you think. Yes, it's expected...
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Last-Minute Editing Fixes Your Writing Work Might Need

Last-Minute Editing Fixes Your Writing Work Might Need

Last-Minute Editing Fixes Your Writing Work Might Need Before you publish your blog post or send your manuscript to the publishers, here are some last-minute editing fixes that can help ensure you are submitting your best work. The first question to ask yourself is, does your writing say what you want it to say? This question doesn’t necessarily need to be answered with a “yes”. Sometimes when we set out to write, we have a specific idea of what we want to say. But then as we start writing, the words come out differently. That’s okay. The beauty of writing is that there are no cut and dry answers. There are so many ways to word a message, and even as we write, the message takes on its own form. Things come together in a different way than we had first imagined. How many times in life have you said, “Well, that didn’t go as planned”? If you are writing for...
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