Monday, April 23, 2012

T = Technique


Writing Techniques include Spelling, Grammar & Format. These basic techniques are required for written storytelling.

Spelling

There are natural spellers & then, there are the rest of us. Spelling is necessary for writers to communicate their message. Several centuries ago, English was codified. Spelling has since been half phonetic and half memorization. http://www.kidsspell.com/

Grammar

If the sentence doesn’t communicate your intended message; you’ve failed. Grammar provides the structure so the reader can understand the meaning. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Format

Short story, novella or novel, the formatting for each has general guidelines and may be also genre specific. http://hearwritenow.com/writing/general/story-length/ I especially enjoy flash fiction because the stories are short and to the point. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction

Unless the writer has resources to hire a ghostwriter, editor and proofreader, it’s required to learn writing techniques to tell the story.



5 comments:

Angel said...

Flash fiction is my favorite to write, but I love reading crime/suspense novels.

Kate O'Mara said...

:) Flash is fun isn't it??

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kate! Stopped by to check out your blog post. Thanks for the links. Thanks for your recent stop by my blog and for being a follower. I'm a new follower of your blog.

Gina said...

Thanks for the links. I think we have to keep studying to become better, even if we think we know enough. Nice post.

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Joanne said...

the links are appreciated, and technique is part of the writing foundation. Good post