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Why Studying Grammar Hurts Writing (Video)

This is a post of an old rant of mind that I wanted to make sure was in my blog.  Frankly, we know that the more one studies grammar, the less likely he will be able to write well (especially creatively).  If we wake up and notice that grammarians don’t win Nobel Prizes in Literature we are almost home!  Grammar study is fine for analysis (Bible / Literature studies), but it just simply slows the brain down.  “Did I use a subjunctive there?  Is that infinitive split?  Are there too many prepositions?  People learn best to write by writing!

So here’s my rant 🙂

What do you think?

Fred Lybrand

www.advanced-writing-resources.com

 

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  • […] Of course, my conviction is that most of the punctuation and grammar training is killer our joy and effectiveness in writing.  I feel, sometimes, I’m on a one-man-mission to help people return to the love of writing [you can see my rant against grammar in the article called Why Studying Grammar Hurts Writing]. […]

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