Common Writing Mistakes

Susan Finlay Writes

As both a reader and a writer I read books not only for entertainment, but also to learn. I’ve heard that writers need to read well-written books so they can learn and grow as a writer. I agree with that. I think that reading not-so-well-written books can actually help, too. By reading some of the latter, we begin to understand what some of the writers’ guides tell us about point-of-view, speech tags, show-don’t tell, etc.

Well-written books can have problems, too. I can say that nearly every book I’ve read or written has a least a couple of typos–you know, those pesky little omitted letters or commas, the transposed letters or the extra line space. Even books published by the biggest publishing companies have them.

When I was doing research for my novel about a genius professor, I read books about gifted people. I laughed when I found a severely…

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