It is only when we begin reading widely, and in many different genres, that we discover a painful truth: great writing is not merely a matter of following rules.
As an editor and a voracious reader, I often find a special kind of life in a manuscript that has broken some of the rules.
However, poorly constructed work will be rejected by all publishers, and no reason will be given.
Grammar rules exist for a purpose, and haphazard breaking of them can destroy a reader’s enjoyment of a story. I guarantee you won’t find a publisher for that story.
If you want to sell your work, you must know the rules of grammar and have a basic understanding of mechanics. These rules exist for the…
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