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Learning Your Art

If you wanted to be an artist, you’d learn how to use the paint. If you wanted to build houses, you’d learn how to use the tools to do so. The same goes for writing. To write well, you also need to learn the tools; spelling, grammar and the flow of sentences and paragraphs.

I’m constantly dismayed at the level of literacy in the Western world. I was talking to a friend and she said she was too lazy to write things correctly, even though she knew the difference. (Actually, she said she new the difference…) Now, she’s not a writer nor wishes to be, yet I do know others who consider themselves writers and cannot grasp the fundamental tools to string a sentence together. Frankly, it shits me. It shows laziness, that you don’t care enough about your art to learn how to do it properly. Not everyone who does use language correctly is a writer, but writers who do not know language are doing themselves a disservice. Learn the basics first, build on that foundation in order to get your story heard.  I don’t care about learning new words or using “plethora” in a sentence, just learn the difference between your/you’re.

And there’s my rant for the day.



June 5, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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