Someone asked me the other day if I enjoyed being a writer. They were referring to my blog I discovered later, after my look of utter confusion prompted an explanation. I am so not a writer… I can’t write… I don’t like writing…. I was never any good at writing. Oh and then there is the grammar thing.
Why can’t I start a sentence with ‘But’?
I want to do it. Actually I do do it all the time, otherwise I’d write paragraphs that were just one big long huge sentence.
And on that note… Can I start a sentence with ‘And’ too please?
While I’m getting into the ‘…’s is there some magic rule about them too? I am a bit prone to writing sentences with three or four sets of them… it sounds right when I read it back but I’m sure someone is sitting out there shaking their heads in disgust.
Oh and did you know they were called ellipsis?? I had to ask my smart friends on twitter… I bet my parents are wondering why they wasted so much money on my education around about now.
Oh and brackets. Can you have brackets inside brackets? You see I kind of write like I talk (and if anyone has heard me talk you’ll know that once I get going (though I am kind of shy at first but once I am warmed up) I talk a lot) and it seems feasible to use brackets inside brackets when you look at it like that.
Can you over comma a sentence?
What about these little buggers ; and : how do they work again?
Lets not get started on spelling or paragraph formation and I read something the other day about only using ‘interesting verbs’…. what?
But then I also read this blog post a while back about Story Telling the Story and it made me stop and think. When I think about ‘writing’ I think about rules and essays and the kind of writing we did at school. I worry about grammar and sentence structure and, well, making sense. Most of those things I don’t ever manage when I blog… but I am still writing, I am still telling a story… and shhh… don’t tell my year 11 English teacher… I think I actually like it.
But about that bracket thing…(oops there I go with the but thing again too)