When Millions Of People Read Your Work, You Think You Will Be Happy (Part 2)

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Poor Detailing

You need to detail your assertion sufficiently. Poor detailing means giving insuficient details to a particular topic that needs more details for clarification. The following passage has it:

People living in dirt are unknowingly making their immune system strong. You can imagine a lunatic in a disorganized street in Africa, who’s house is an incinerator, yet it never fell seriously sick as those billionaires in the upstairs.

In this passage the first sentence is a topic sentence. Writer feels he has detailed it with the second sentence. But a reader is not satisfied with the detail*, since he imagines what could not be true, expecting the writer to further explain or clarify the assertion.

Style

In all cases, you need to get rid of a style. It often confuses new writers.

As a new writer, the first thing is to vow:

I solemnly swear I’ll NOT consider any form of writing style in my piece. I’ll work hard only to make my writing clean. I’ll never believe I’ve a style even if my audience say, “Sir, I love your style.” So help me God!

This is for a purpose. Believe me, no any good writer ever had a style. People mistaken voice, which comes naturally without you knowing it, with a style. Struggling to style your piece, you’re causing wrong network of ideas and poor detailing.

To ignore style, start with:

1. avoiding cliché
2. avoiding fancy words, phrases or clauses
3. avoiding difficult proverbs and idioms or just letting them come naturally.

Spelling And Punctuation Error

In punctuation you won’t forget to punctuate your piece, but you can punctuate it incorrectly. The most difficult punctuation mark to use is comma when it doesn’t follow a conventional rule, but still serving its own purpose (listing things, introducing an independent clause and separating sentences and poetry lines, etc). Someone may decide to use it before ‘although’, while someone may not, as it’s below in Sentence B:

Sentence A. I was tired, although I worked a lot the previous day.

Sentence B. I was tired although I worked a lot the previous day.

Writer of Sentence B. Avoids comma to make the sentence flow the way he needs it to do. Wrong use of comma can make a piece sound somehow. It can make a reader get tired and stop reading the piece.

In spelling you can make errors too. Is it ‘the man is safe’ or ‘the man is save’ or ‘the man is saved?’ Is it ‘a lovely piece’ or ‘a lovingly piece’? Here a spelling error lies more in the usage than in the word itself, unless if the writer is too poor in grammar.

When you are ‘safe’, you have security. When you are ‘saved’ you are helped out. But you can’t be ‘save’ because it is not correct. ‘Lovely’ is an adjective, so a ‘lovely’ piece is correct, whereas ‘lovingly’ is an adverb. So a ‘lovingly’ piece is not correct.

Now, at least, these errors remind you of something you’re forgetting to check in your writing, thinking all is done. It seemed as if you’ve not yet started it.

*It was a disappointment.

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