Healthy Tips for Writers by Janice Ernest
As a writer, I can travel from my office chair to many other worlds and live the vicarious lives of my characters. It is easy to get lost in the story and forget that I need to move also.
When you are self employed, it is up to you to schedule your time wisely, each day. Diligence and routine become important to the discipline of the writer, or any other self employed person.
Pronouns are words which masquerade as nouns hiding in plain sight and indicating meaning to the reader. They substitute for specific nouns and are known as the noun’s antecedent.
An example would be:
When the bird warbles, it is happy. (It is the pronoun acting as the antecedent)
The cock crowed, the sun rose, and I with my coffee cup sat at the computer thinking about writing. Telling a compelling story is terrific. Writing pages and pages is great, but…am I writing right?
Bound and determined to answer this question I started a quest to review basic grammar over the next few weeks. Today’s lesson: Nouns
Several years ago, a few ladies volunteered at the church to come in one day a week and help fold the Sunday programs. On this particular fall Tuesday afternoon they sat chatting and folding when the pastor rushed into the room and commanded, “Stop! Immediately!”
He then stomped out of the room. The ladies were shocked.