Imma’s “suggestions” of writing
As you know, I respect the need for rules, but I do not like them. I prefer a more free-flowing work, applying my own rules as I go. That being said, the following are some of my suggestions for improving your writing.
1. Write, write, write, and then write some more.
2. Don’t worry about details like grammar in your first draft. You can always fix (or have Gram fix) those issues later after the creative process has had time to work.
3. Think of your writing as a work of art. This works better with such things as pose and poetry, but it works with other forms of writing as well.
4. Rewrite. Gram and I agree on this one: if it doesn’t work for you grammatically or otherwise, rewrite it in a way that works better. All problems can be solved with a rewrite for those who do not have the skills or the inclination to take the original and make it grammatically perfect.
5. Let it sit. I always like to let my works sit for a few hours, a day, a week, or however long it takes till I can come back to it with fresh eyes. This often helps me catch those little things that might slip by in a first write (or even a re-write). I’m sure you’ll notice I don’t do this very often with blog posts. However, for more professional writing opportunities, even I know you need to bring your A game.