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What Writers Need to Master Their Craft – by C.S. Lakin…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Live Write Thrive:

Many people want to write a great book, but they don’t want to get into the weeds with grammar, punctuation, and syntax. Yet, those are the tools of a writer’s trade. Can you imagine a home builder showing up on the job site without his truck full of tools? Or not having the experience with any of those tools and attempting, say, to use a chop saw or hammer drill? That’s a disaster in the making!

Some writers feel the mechanical aspects of writing will interfere with their creativity. That stopping the flow of creativity to fix the noun/verb agreement or look up a rule regarding mass and count nouns will hinder the writing. And I get that, because it does cause distractions when that editor on our shoulder keeps interrupting with corrections or grammatical questions.

However … how can someone honestly become a master of…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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