ESL writers—congratulations for learning English as a second language! This is a very hard language for non-native speakers to learn, so after all your hard work and progress—well done! But you’ve still probably noticed that even when you understand basic English grammar, most rules seem to have exceptions, so the language just keeps being difficult.[…]
Make these small changes to your action sentences and be surprised how vivid they become!
Passive verbs can slow things down, so use active verbs whenever it’s possible and fits well into the story.
We’ll look at things that can slow down your story when you write fiction, and we’ll try to help you produce more lively writing.
The mechanics of writing are like the frame of your house. Make them solid and secure, and then get creative.
Banning apostrophes? Why should readers have to guess what the writer meant?
If you think spelling has become less important and people have just “gotten used” spelling mistakes — think again.
Don’t let your writing — or your readers — suffer any longer. Download “That Darned Apostrophe!” now, and never get confused between “Its” and “It’s” again!