Good writing comes down to two totally different factors:
solid prose and “it.” The latter is that special something that brings stories
to life, infuses vibrancy into characters and themes, and just basically makes stories
work. But an author who has been
blessed with all the “it” in the world still won’t make it if he isn’t also
able to convey the essence of his genius in well-ordered, properly structured
sentences and paragraphs.
1. Participle phrases.
4. “As” phrases.
5. Unclear antecedents.
6. Lack of variation.
7. Lack of parallelism.
9. Flabby sentences.
10. Subject/verb confusion.
Tell me your opinion: What sentence slip-up do you struggle with most?
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Story by K.M. Weiland