A Lesson by Candy-pooh

If you need some tips on writing, here are a few


There are LOTS of mistakes that I alone catch while reading and writing.  Everyone does.  Like dialog 'mistakes' spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, you get it. In a book/ story and there is people talking but they say something that no normal person would say, when someone misspells a word, uses bad grammar or the wrong words, then you have a giant floating question mark over your head! Here are some tips to help you NOT make your readers do that;
  -spelling mistakes-
Plenty of people make this mistake, you don't have to be one of them! If you see a red squiggly line under a word, it's because it is spelled incorrectly.  Lot's of people know this, but, you just right click it and there will be a list of words that may be what you wanted.  Other spelling mistakes are if you use the wrong word, like new for knew or no for know, ect.

-dialog 'mistakes'-
Dialog 'mistakes' aren't really mistakes.  The writer has a character say something that no normal person would say, or they say something so strait forward that it's boring, A.K.A. too much too fast.  You want your character's dialog to match their personality, say you have a dull, boring person, you would want THEM to say something to match their personality, ect.

-grammar mistakes-
Grammar mistakes are really easy to spot.  There is not much to say about this one.  If you use bad grammar or say a word twice, the computer will notice and put a green squiggly line underneath.


-other notes-

                           1.     Capitalize things that need to!
                           2.     Help others!


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Posted 5 Years Ago

I see several mistakes in this lesson, too.

"there is people talking" This should be "there are people talking"
Use a colon instead of a semicolon after "make your readers do that".
There are several run-on sentences here that use commas instead of periods or other end punctuation. I think that it is essential to have good grammar and punctuation oneself before telling others to fix their mistakes.
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