Today I made a decision. It was one I had to make on my journey to becoming a writer. Filling a blank page with random words is all well and good. But without the proper signals to tell a person where one thing begins and another ends it all just turns into chaos. So here is what I’m doing in order to improve myself as a writer. I’m taking punctuation lessons.
As my partner, Nina, and I continue to create articles for you guys something has become very clear to me. I’m horrible at punctuation rules. I put comma’s all over the place and generally guess where dots go at the end of a sentence. Well it’s not that bad, but it might as well be. The first thing that came to mind when Nina told me about my horrible habit of leaving random punctuation signs all over the place was the good old joke:
“Lets eat grandma!”
“Let’s eat, grandma!”
“Punctuation saves lives.”
Nina has so far been my editor and it has put a lot of strain on her own work. I want to thank her for her effort and her patience. I want to become a better writer for myself and hopefully for you guys. I have a lot left in me to share. So don’t hesitate to check out my work from time to time. From now on I will leave all my punctuation errors in my articles. So you guys can follow my improvement, and as a motivator for me to keep improving and learning.
As a final disclaimer I would like to say: “No punctuation signs were hurt during the writing of this article.”