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…
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The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Arcs and the Plot
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Show Don’t Tell
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Self-Editing Your Work