I heard it said that film directors often compare style, grammar, and punctuation to cameras and microphones. Directors use various camera angles and sounds to communicate what they want their audience to focus on.
Style, grammar, and punctuation morph us into directors on the page, guiding the reader to essential elements of our stories. One of the main functions of grammar and punctuation is for emphasis, and a properly placed comma can be the difference between your reader hearing your dialogue or nails on a chalkboard. Errors scream while clean text sing smooth melodies.
Your stories are important and deserve to be clear and grammatically correct. They deserve to sing. Don’t let your grammar and punctuation fears slow you down or stop you from sharing your wonderful stories. In other words, don’t let these challenges kill your vision. Let your story live.
In Style, Grammar, Punctuation, and More, watch your writing transform as you learn to properly punctuate, understand sentence structure, and come to know a writer’s best friend—verbs. Your writing gains strength as you master verb tenses, capitalization, and parts of speech, and figure out where to put that always pesky comma.
The Style, Punctuation, Grammar, and More program begins June 29, 2017. This is a four-week program designed to help you develop the confidence to effectively write your story the way you always hoped. The course concludes the week of July 17th. To register, click here.
You have access to the videos, handouts, note-taking outlines, and assignments for six full months. Here are some the lessons you can expect to enjoy:
- Anatomy of a Sentence
- Grammar 101
- Verb Tenses
- Verbs Are Our Friends
- Parts of Speech
- The Comma
- A Writer’s Library
- Have Some Fun
Whether you need a review or are just beginning your writing journey, I invite you to join me. I can’t wait to see your writing improve as you gently welcome your reader into the world of your story.
I also invite you to join me for a free Style, Punctuation, Grammar, and More webinar on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. EDT. During this free webinar, I will address some of the most common errors I see and what to do about them as well as answer your questions. This webinar is for everyone. Invite your friends. I look forward to seeing everyone and helping you take the next step in your writing journey.
Waste no time. Follow this link to sign up for Style, Grammar, Punctuation, and More. If you’ve participated in other Writing Your Life online coaching programs, you may be entitled to a significant discount on this one. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a coupon code to use when paying for the program.