Sunday, December 2, 2012

Is Grammar and Spelling Important In Novel writing?

Is Grammar and Spelling Important In Novel writing?

Sumtimes I read the noosespaper. (Good story, bro, tell it again.) My Dad reads it every weekend, or tries to, at least. When I was younger, he would pull my Sister and I up and show us a typo. This would also happen for advertisements when we were out and about; I have a keen eye for such grammar mistakes and typos because of that, which has become my jetpack for jettisoning over the grammar pitfalls of writing.

How can it be that people whom are paid to write can have a published piece out in the wild with grammar problems and typos? I suppose the first thing to consider is this: no one is perfect, least of all the entirety of humanity and computer programming.

I could write a novel (yeah, I can!) and not do any spell-checking. Let's also assume that I don't know how to write with mostly correct grammar, and also, let's say that I didn't use the spell-checker to mitigate (in most cases) the problems.

So, the piece gets out there, because that's how the world works. (If you didn't know, all you have to do to become a famous righter is get your piece “out there”. Pretty simple, dummy.) People then pick up your piece and become enthralled by the miraculous story and diction-talent that you possess. It becomes a popyoular book! That's amazing, and all u had to do was right it. Yeah, you rok.

Xept, I don't believe that ever actually happens. It can't be write that righters can just pen/type out a potentially mind-blowing piece and push it to the world and actually get somewhere off just that. It will never happen that way. (And if it does, feel free to strip me of my jetpack.)

But, you might say that not all diealogue is in correct grammar. Oh, yeah, for sure, but that's usually fine. Why? Well, dialogue is when the character is speaking. (Is that how it works? I had no idea, thank you!) So, if the character is speaking, then the dialogue should represent their dialect.

Back to the point of the article. Why will peaces that are poor in their grammar and spelling never make it big? Because people generally hate to sift through those missedakes for a long period of time, myself included. I find it frustrating, and more so if I paid for the work. Njoyment is usually what I want from reading a book. The act of reading it shouldn't force me to think two hard about the actual words yoused. If it does, perhaps it was the dictionary? Hey, it could be.

Think of it from another point of view. You have a phone. It's awesum and does phone things (smartly, I'm sure). But, its slow when loading “apps” and you can't change all of the settings to your liking. After some time, using the device gets on your nerves for at least sum of its functions. But, u have that two-year contrack; good luck with that.

We shouldn't put it up with overly unedited writing, unless we are editors! For the most part, though, buks are published with at least the paulish of correct grammar and lack of signiphicant typos. What a great feet and I'm happy that we have accomplished that much! But, I'm not so sure that will last. Our world is becoming less formal by the deckade...will I be a stalwart in twenty years because I right more correctly than another writer?

I find it important to right with an eye for correct spelling and yousage of grammars. What do you think? Are you a writer or a reader?


  1. Don't you hate it when you type something out and the browser does some unexpected shenanigans and loses it?

    Nutshell time!

    Spelling and grammar are beasts tackled by everyone in their own way. If errors happen while you type and you're on a roll? Come back and edit it later.

    If the glaring mistakes prevent you from continuing, fix it right there and move past it.

    Allowing yourself to make mistakes in an early draft can be crucial to you getting your work from your brain to the canvas.

    Editing and fixing the work is important! YouTube comments have shown how little people care for spelling mistakes.

    As far as sentence structure--this is the key to how fluidly your piece reads. A poorly structured sentence causes confusion. A person will reread it several times to figure out what you meant and will result in a frustrated reader. Too many, and you'd better hope the story is good enough to compensate.

    I'm sure you've had the conversation, "the STORY was good but it was hard to get through." That's why additional drafts and a second set of eyes are good things.

    Fun read!
    How hard was it to write?
    And did you know you had some typos?
    :-o :-D

    1. Thank you for reading! Yes, I hope all of my typos were on purpose ;). I wasn't saying that you should fix all typos and sentence structure qualms on the first go -- far from it. I meant to state that I think the polished draft should be read with any eye for those things, which I believe we both agree on.

      This post was quite easy to write. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      I think Kyle and I would like to have you as a guest poster at some point!


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