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    Style New writing style

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by curiousPaul, Mar 15, 2015.

    Writing style is my present objective. Instead of a subject or title the first word or words in the first paragraph is the name of it, in bold letters. I am new at writing and want to do it right the first time, oops, second, third, one of these? I am horrible at the present way to explain the reason for the writing. Every paragraph is the same, whatever explains that paragraph will have the name of that paragraph in bold letters.

    Grammar and syntax drives me nuts. I hope I can use this as my writing style. Thoughts? Paul
     
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    Focus. For the life of me, I can't make head or tail of your post here. It's not grammar or syntax; it's sense. What are you actually asking?
     
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    I am asking for a new understanding for me because I do not understand grammar or syntax, thus can I still be accepted as a member? curiousPaul
     
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    What?

    What do you want from us?
     
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    As a member of the forum? Of course! We are here for each other.
     
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    Your understanding I do nots understand syntax and grammer.
     
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    I am asking to be a member because I do not understand grammar and syntax. Paul
     
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    Another point to consider is that each writer's style is their own. There are guidelines to the basics, yes, but your style is yours and yours alone. No two minds are identical so grammar and syntax are going to be different and open to debate. You don't get kicked off the forum for poor grammar.
     
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    Your understanding, I do not understand grammar or syntax. I would like to be a member. Paul
     
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    I would like to talk about that. Paul
     
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    Then pause for a moment and think about rephrasing your questions because there are entire subforms on these topics. Be specific with your examples; don't try to shove an entire subject into a single question. Give the readers context so we can ascertain the situation. If we know what parts of grammar and/or syntax you're struggling with as it pertains to a specific piece, most forum members are more than willing to lend a hand.
     
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    Just write and write AND write. That helps me
     
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    It almost sounds like an encyclopedia entry, list a subject and then provide information related to the subject. I don't think people buy encyclopedias anymore. Also it might sound like a captain's log in some ways.
     
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    You should probably consult some kind of book, guide or teacher to learn grammar, syntax and spelling, and then come back to this forum later when you've sorted out your general problems and have need more specific, writing-based questions. We are all here to help eachother, but you may be better off learning certain things elsewhere.

    I also advise you to read a lot and to always carefully reread everything you write. Then you'll have a better idea of how words and sentences should be spelled and constructed, and you'll be able to make sure you're implementing that knowledge. Learning to be a proficient writer can be both tedious and time-consuming, so good luck. You're going to need it. :p

    By the way, you are already a member and can come here anytime you like, so you don't have to worry about that. :)
     
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    Is English your first language?
     
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    Your best bet is to write a small piece, post it and let everyone take a look. I've found being on here and other sites
    50% of grammar issues could be cleared up by the writer thinking in a more clear linear manner. Meaning everyone could correct their comma's, shove their clauses into the right place etc. but the writer will continue to make errors because their mind set is always ahead of the action.
     

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