Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Commas

 
Except for the pauses in tempo created by different punctuation, I’ve pretty much steered clear of grammar in this series. The reason is, at this point, I want you to write good sentences, paragraphs, and stories without getting too bogged down by grammar.

You use a different part of your brain when you edit or logically work out what punctuation goes where. Many times, even sentence structure should be worked out later.

I even suggest writing—at least starting a book by writing—free hand, with paper and pen. Scribble and draw connecting lines from one sentence to another, allow yourself the freedom to make a mess. I think you’ll find your creative juices start flowing. Once you’ve got a good start, transfer over what you have to the computer and keep going…
 

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