Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Common Grammar Mistakes You Hear in My Classes


I enjoy newsletters I subscribe to and Dana Cassells' is one of them. In a recent letter she listed the following link for writers.

Copyblogger has a good listing of common mistakes we writers make on our submissions. Many of them we talk about in my writing classes. If you are one of my students or former students, see which of these you have heard before.
Leave a comment telling me, please.
I love reading your comments to this blog. 

5 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Thanks for this link Glenda. It will be very useful for writing as well as for proofreading.
Sam

Susan Anderson said...

Hi Glenda,

Details, details. I agree. If the writing is clean, we get more out of the content.

Thanks for posting this.

Glenda Beall said...

Hi Sam and Susan,
Thanks for your comments. We hear more and more about the poor quality of books being published today - self published books without proper editing.
We do have to take care of the details when we go to print a book for others to read. Has self publishing made it too easy to get books out on the shelves? Are authors rushing to get books out when they should take time to be sure the books don't have grammatical mistakes, errors in punctuation, and other things that the writer can learn by taking a few writing courses.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

These links for writers sound great, Glenda. I'll check these out. Sometimes it's good to know sources to check your grammar. It's easy to make mistakes.

Glenda Beall said...

Brenda, thanks for your comment. At the Table Rock Writers Workshop, Darnell Arnoult spent a good bit of time going over mistakes she had seen in submitted manuscripts. Also, when we sumbit our work, we might check first to see if the publication uses a particular style of writing such as Chicago style. Being a journalist,I'm sure you know about these things.