Practical writing tips I learned (and don’t want to forget)

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Although I’ve been a reader and writer most of my life, much of it has been informal – such as this blog. When you write a book, it forces you to look at your writing in a new way. I realized I had forgotten basic grammar and syntax rules, as well as style issues that can bring clarity to your writing. A friend with an English degree helped me edit my book, and I was grateful for her assistance. Proper grammar/syntax/style can make a tremendous difference!

I am partly writing this post for my own future reference while these things are still fresh in my mind. If I ever write another book (?), I can look back to review the problems and know to be on the alert for them in my writing. By the way, for anyone who stumbles upon this, I write non-fiction exclusively.

Here are some things…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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