I took off a week from my blog. Why, you ask? Because i was going to write. Well, as it turned out I did not. But I still enjoyed my week, minus the shootings in Aurora Colorado. That is closer to my house then I would like. There is just so much crazy in the world; it’s odd how I don’t escape to my writing more often. Writing is supposed to be fun, too bad when it comes to editing it becomes more of a chore and I just can’t motivate myself enough.
Thank goodness we live in the day of technology. As most writers know, there are critiques, and suggestions, and books everywhere. I can’t begin to tell you what are the best or the worst. What I can say is that there are a few things that have helped me.
There are several books everyone says a writer to should read. Who is everyone? Well, everyone that thinks they know the best. One book that I hear often is Strunk and white’s Elements of Style.
I do agree that Strunk and White have some great rules of grammar but i don’t feel like they really touch on everything a writer needs to be aware of. First being – what is a comma splice. Granted they do touch on proper comma usage. Still how would I know that I use comma splices? Granted not all comma splices are errors – too bad for me I can’t get my critique group to buy that.
Other resources include on the internet.
Does anyone else have great resources they have found throughout their writing adventures?