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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How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer

How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer

How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer Want to get really, really good at writing and become a great writer? I hear a lot of complaints about writing… how hard it is, how boring it is, how it takes so long, how they're just not interested in what they're writing about. The list goes on and on. I think every writer has struggled with at least one of these problems at some point in their writing career. I know I have, especially when it comes to writing for my blog. The number one trick to solve this problem is simple: do a lot of writing. How do you get so good at skiing that you think black diamonds are a cake walk? Practice. How do you increase your endurance to compete in the Olympics? Practice. How do you learn how to write a great novel? Practice. How do you… Okay, you get the idea. It's a simple answer, but becoming a great writer requires...
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An Absolutely Critical Step In Getting Motivated to Write

An Absolutely Critical Step In Getting Motivated to Write

An Absolutely Critical Step In Getting Motivated to Write Are you struggling to keep up with your writing work? Are you wondering how you can keep churning out positive messages to your readers every week? One of the things that can help us stay on track is making sure we take care of our health. Health, both physical and mental, is very important for our writing skills and our motivation, especially when we are writing to encourage and inspire others. But what about all of the brilliant writers who suffered from depression? Like Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Sylvia Plath? True, brilliant writing can be the result of some of the darkest moments. But I think it's really difficult to encourage and inspire others if we ourselves don't feel encouraged or inspired. We can say some positive things, but staying consistent, especially when we're online with a blog and social media, is difficult. Before social media became popular, it was easy to go online (remember chat rooms in the...
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