Is the grammar a little wrong?
As the Public are our audience – we must write so they will understand but I recently got some harsh criticism from a few spelling mistakes and storyline in a recent article!
We must relate to our audience – Yes, we must, but what if our audience is arrogant, self-absorbed, portentous and uncaring?
I spent three hours to write an article about the Royal Wedding and the criticism made me wonder why I wrote it? I know I should be open to criticism but I felt bruised and unbalanced, as it is I was always self confident about my writing and now I am worse than before!
This is the latest article I am writing since the harsh comments – So how is it so far? Is it false information or as some would say “Embarrassing Assignment for a school paper?”
I am truly and deeply hurt by the comments I received, but I will none the less keep on writing – because writing is what I love doing, in fact it is now 5am and I am still writing because IT IS MY PASSION!
The comments I received (I disclose the information about the Yahoo User for privacy reasons but the comments need to be shown so you all can see why I am hurt)
The article I asked for reviews was: http://socyberty.com/people/the-fairytale-of-the-royal-wedding/
“a mere six months of engagement”. And after 9 years of courtship. I know MANY people who were engaged, nay, knew each other less than six months before getting married. The use of “mere” there is judgmental, and irrelevant.
ARE comments. Seriously? You didn’t know that it’s incorrect to use a singular verb with a plural subject?
How do you figure she was born a royal?????
I’m not wasting any more time on this…sorry. Depending on how old you are, this is either a really good attempt at becoming a writer, (you gotta start somewhere) or a really embarrassing assignment for your school paper.
I hope you aren’t planning on publishing/printing it as is???
- After these comments I revised the article to a better storyline, a less of a Cinderella storyline, this is how we can learn from criticism
THE INSPIRATION: A SILVER (VERY SHINY) LINING:
TWO COMMENTS ISN’T GOING TO STOP ME FROM WRITING, I LOVE IT AND ALWAYS HAVE SINCE I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD!
I AM SEVENTEEN AND THOSE COMMENTS MAY PUSH ME DOWN BUT ARE NOT GOING TO KILL ME FROM MY PASSION!
IF YOU HAVE A PASSION – YOU WERE BORN FOR IT! ACCEPT CRITICISM TO MAKE YOU PROGRESS BUT DO NOT LET IT KILL YOU!
THOSE BRUISES WILL FADE!
KEEP WRITING OR DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!