Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Commas

 
Except for the pauses in tempo created by different punctuation, I’ve pretty much steered clear of grammar in this series. The reason is, at this point, I want you to write good sentences, paragraphs, and stories without getting too bogged down by grammar.

You use a different part of your brain when you edit or logically work out what punctuation goes where. Many times, even sentence structure should be worked out later.

I even suggest writing—at least starting a book by writing—free hand, with paper and pen. Scribble and draw connecting lines from one sentence to another, allow yourself the freedom to make a mess. I think you’ll find your creative juices start flowing. Once you’ve got a good start, transfer over what you have to the computer and keep going…

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

 
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