Reviewing… My Writing.

So, I write a lot. I mean a lot. More than I post, more than I share, more than I’ve ever admitted. And I have a style. I don’t think it’s especially unique or exciting, but it’s what I do.

In the novel there’s a distinct style of writing the way I’d talk. Or more accurately, the way that I can hear the characters talking my head. Because of this I quite often see all kinds of green squiggly lines under my writing. I have more grammar issues with my writing than I do spelling errors, and I’m not a very good speller.

The thing is though, I don’t care. It’s exactly what I want it to read like. It’s what I want it to sound like in other people’s heads when they are reading the conversations between Dan and Ethan.

When it comes to my blogs it’s a lot of the same. I quite often leave out the start of sentences and jump right in with extended point form type writing. It’s not that I don’t believe in the rules of grammar and writing that I’ve been taught in elementary school, junior high, high school and college. It’s just that they don’t necessarily fit what I’m trying to do. When I’m writing emails for work or proposals to clients I’m more proper. It’s the way that it should be when I’m trying to sell something to somebody.

I also know that I’m a rambler. As long as I have an idea in my head and my fingers near the keyboard I’m going to keep going on and on. There are times when I just ramble for no reason long after the point has been made. In fact, one of my high school English (the one depicted in the novel) told me that I had to cut the clichés and flowers out of my essays. I took that as a challenge and started trying to come up with my own metaphors and similes that I had never seen before. It didn’t work; she still said it was unneeded and that I wasn’t doing things correctly. Boo to her I say.

I’ve always had issues with spacing and what things should look like on the page. And for me that’s a huge deal because I’m very much about the way things are presented. I can look at something that I’ve written and decide that it looks good, but there’s a strong chance that it doesn’t look right.

In the end it totally isn’t up to me to say whether or not I have a good writing style or if I’m a good writer. All I can do is try to admit to the things that I do and try to justify them even though they aren’t proper.

The other thing that I can do is tell you that it probably isn’t going to stop anytime soon. I sent two emails today to websites in Toronto that have said they are looking for people to write pieces about sports. I’ve offered to send them some samples if they want to see it. And I can promise that what they get as a sample is going to be the same as what they get on a regular basis. Unless the pay is fantastic that is.

Wish a dude luck, let me know what you think, give me tips, give me ideas, give me criticism, give me praise, give me money. I’ll take what ever it is you have to offer.

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Reviewing… My Writing.

So, I write a lot. I mean a lot. More than I post, more than I share, more than I’ve ever admitted. And I have a style. I don’t think it’s especially unique or exciting, but it’s what I do.

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