Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of not memorizing so many writing rules.
My sophomore year of high school, I had two classes with the same teacher — English and creative writing.
These two subjects are a lot alike. They are also very different.
In English, to teach us different patterns of sentence structure, our teacher had us write sample sentences for each type of structure. I loved it, of course — I got to write, AND I got to learn weird grammar rules while doing it.
And then I had to walk into that same classroom later in the day and do the exact opposite — write things without following any sort of structure.
It was harder than you’d think. Human brains like patterns. But there were a few times he had to remind me to stop “writing inside the lines.”
I was young then. We’ve all been there. In school, you’re afraid to be too “out there.”
But you can’t carry…
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