On Mistakes of Writing

It can be nothing but detestable that any writing would begin with the first person pronoun “I”. A heavy burden falls upon any poem or prose starting this way, so much that even beginning this paragraph with a lower case version of that same letter is barely passable, revealing a hastiness in approaching this blog entry, exposing a need for forgiveness that this might be an acceptable flaw so that these ideas at last might come to completion, rather than to exist any longer as opinion having been forestalled as a written law established upon a page.

Another mishap fumbling writers might trip over is the presentation of thoughts in the form of a self-oriented-mind toward the reader, taking shape by the use of that same pronoun to achieve greater brevity while portraying an experience, which might be more interestingly accomplished with butchered attempts at creativity beyond whatever elementary thought might ‘POP’ onto the tongue without first sending notice to the brain. Why, any difficulties that might possibly dampen the fires of elocution should instead be only viewed as, a temporary obstacle course for strengthening and focusing the sharing of ideas.

There exists still a greater error of writers such as the use of a negative statement instead of framing that same position in the cradle of an affirmative. The affirmative is both strong and active, and uses the fertile sprouts of positivity to lift and convince readers toward supporting any notion presented in this manner, including the speaker as well, which is the crux of the matter isn’t it? Such negativity is more than passivity or laziness. The sabotage of self-doubt can only be exorcised by consciously forcing the hand to write in a manner that is guided by the very principles that should govern any life.

Avoid using the following words
Don’t
No
Didn’t
Can’t
Won’t
And so on…

There is a time that a writer might wish to add these negatives to their writing, and that will be through the dialog of characters. The negative can add realism but more so, a careful placing of these negatives can help shape the thinking of a character for the reader, and perhaps shape even the thinking process of the reader, as well. Beyond that, time spent avoiding negatives may just produce a yield that alters the internal narratives of daily life, expanding both the understandings of life and the ability to create personas of much more rich diversity and nuance. For a character cannot come to represent some part of the writer, unless the writer has first allowed herself to think in ways that are new and challenging.