The Guide To Movellas

So this is a guide to Movellas.

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5. Mistakes

Sometimes people don't bother reading your story if there are tons of mistakes in the first line. For example. 

Today i sore amy. she loked sik. their she was sitting in a pil of pooke. 

No need to offend anyone if you can't spell. But please write it into Word and spell check it if you know your writing isn't great. Grammar matters too. For example "I didnt here her. She was to quiet." If your some sort of grammar obsessive person like me you will notice the mistakes instantly. It should be "Hear" instead of "Here" and "Too" instead of "To" and "Didn't" instead of "Didnt".  

Also when someone is speaking you start a new line. Otherwise it just gets super confusing, you have to spend five minutes thinking about who is speaking. 

Incorrect: I stood up and walked to my chair. "Hi, Kayleigh." I muttered. "Hi" She replied. "Everyone sit down!" The teacher yelled. "She's so annoying!" I gasped. Shaking my head. 

Correct:  I stood up and walked to my chair.

"Hi, Kayleigh." I muttered.

"Hi" She replied.

"Everyone sit down!" The teacher yelled.

"She's so annoying!" I gasped. Shaking my head. 

Also, CAPITAL LETTERS FOR NAMES AND PLACES! This annoys me the most when someone's name is harry not Harry. 

Tip#1: Read through the chapter and check for spelling errors and grammar errors. Make sure you have full stops and commas when needed. Also make sure you have the right "right" and "There, their, they're" "Where, were" "Here, Hear" "Two, To, Too." "Sight (eyesight for example), Site (website)" "Shore (seashore), Saw (I saw her), Sure (are you sure about that cake? You sure it won't make you fat?) 

I'm not perfect with my writing and I have noticed grammar and spelling errors, but when someone points it out, or I notice it, I go back and change it and make it correct. Plus with correct spelling and grammar the story will make more sense and be easier to read (especially with the new line for speech!). 

If you can get into the habit of this you will find there are less mistakes in the future! 

Tip#2: Don't use text language in a story, unless it's an actual text message. Some people don't understand text language. 

Incorrect: 'R u kk, ily 2 much. Wuu2. C u l8r.'

Correct: 'Are you okay/OK (either Okay/OK is fine.), I love you too much. What you up to. See you later.' 

No one wants to read a story in text language on a writing site. 

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