Grammar. It’s a simple word that creates complex emotions and opinions. Writers, editors, and readers never agree about the importance of grammar. Some could care less about its merits, and they can enjoy a piece no matter how poorly written or punctuated. And then there are those who love to pin the grammar police badge to their chests as they strike red pens across a helpless writer’s work. I fall somewhere in the middle because i think grammar is important but it’s not the end all be all to great writing. But since my pitiful writing could use more structure and better grammar, I’m going to flex those muscles and commit to improvement. Join me!
The prompt for this task is, lighthouse. Write a 1000 to 1500 word short story based on a lighthouse. Each paragraph must contain two simple sentences, three compound sentences, and one complex. Focusing on these requirements will help sharpen your mind and give consciousness to the grammatical elements. You can do a simple search for the definitions of each if you don’t know them already. Let us know how it goes and share your story if you’d like!
Write on ~