By: Jeffrey Baird: 2016-02-21
I want to try to write and publish something most days.
However, I am self-conscious about my writing and afraid of saying something that will get me in trouble.
What should I do if I offend someone?
I need to listen when someone disagrees with me. I would need to apologize if I was wrong.
How would I know that I was wrong?
I should continue to consult Clare - she has valuable insights when it comes to right and wrong.
I never learned proper grammar. The only reason I am an acceptable writer is that I read a lot. Clare proof-reads everything I publish but that isn't sustainable.
Clare suggested that I start reading all of my posts out-loud before I publish them, in order to catch errors. I tried that with my last review. I am happy with the results.
Also, I hope that my readers will help point out spelling and grammatical errors when I make them and I can continue to improve.
Hopefully by following these rules I can alleviate some of the anxiety I have around writing and publishing more often.