A general rant on how to write stories

I realise quite a few people have done these, but here's mine. Just general ways to improve your stories (in my opinion). Or I might just complain about how people write things in general.


4. Grammar

Right. Let's get down to business.

Frankly, many movellas on here have terrible grammar. But I won't blame them for that. I'll blame public education. But this is less of a rant, and more to help. So here are the general rules below:

-New speaker, new line. Basically the most ignored thing on here. Every time that somebody new speaks, give them a new line.

-Capital letters. Place names, beginnings of sentences and people names all have capitals at the beginning.

-Spaces. Please guys, put a space after commas and full stops.

-Apostrophes. Right, these are harder. They obviously go in words like 'don't' and 'can't'. They are also used for possession. Such as 'It was Sally's doll'. Don't forget them.

-Speech marks. Can't stress this enough. You don't put 'Then I said That puppy's so cute'. No way. It's '"That puppy's so cute!" I said'.

If I think of anything else, I'll add it. But if you struggle with grammar, that should get you most of the way to a decent movella.

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