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Voice vs. Grammar
3/18/2009 2:56:41 AM

This came from a message conversation with Walt Hardester who is prepping his new book for publication (edit, rewrite, struggle, struggle struggle) and the topic of grammar (as opposed to voice) came up ...

One thing I want to note, and this is something which took me A LOT of years to learn: Go back over the list of your all-time favorite authors, the ones you avidly read as a child and as a young person; the authors who started you on your path to becoming (God help you) a writer. Go back and read some of their things and you will find a surprising epiphany. Their grammar was NOT good. Awesomely popular authors, but their grammar would not have been the gleam in an English teacher's eye. In some places, the grammar of Shakespeare was an atrocity. Jack London, Browning, Poe ... forget it. Local idioms and the language of their times ... was their Voice (that we loved). Had they corrected their bad grammar, put every line into English perfection, their colorful work would have died and been largely unread. Being grammatically-correct is a lot like being politically-correct; both take the heart out of the art. So, be kind to your Voice and let it speak the way we love to hear it. Write on  :-)



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