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Because reading is not just about "let's see what happens". It's about enjoying what we read. Bad grammar is irritating.
And we're not talking about the odd comma here or the odd word there. We're talking in general, not about you about writing where bad stuff sprouts in almost every sentence. At some point it becomes too much and not fun to read anymore.
You can't make people read something they dont' enjoy. So that's the first thing to fix. It helps a lot. As for me, that's not why I'm here. There is something fundamentally wrong with the story, and that's why I posted it.
What I really want to know is, if you got through it without forcing yourself. Could you relate, did it make you feel something? Grammar helps the reader understand what you mean. If you're writing a scary story but the grammar or basic language mechanics makes it sound funny, that story is not scary any more!
How can we relate to the MC being scared, if the situation doesn't seem scary? In a similar vein, if you misplace pronouns, as in: He was dark, tall and handsome.
If I have to read another page to sort this out, that's just not going to happen. It's not fun to read that way. Tenses tell us when something happened. Nobody wants to read a story where they have to constantly guess what the writer meant. So, Bill's crossing the street now.
Oh, wait, he's already crossed the street. That's not fun to read. Basic language mechanics is how reading works. Readers want to read books that "flow" nicely. Problems with the story can be discussed without the whole story written down: I'm not sure if having him go on a train will work.
Shall I put him in a car instead? Another way is mentioning what sort of critique you want, when you post the story. But then you can't really make people read a story they are not enjoying.
Some people may see it as hopeless and just think there's no use wasting time and energy on it. Because, really, if the writer hasn't gotten to grips with the basic language mechanics, their story is not going anywhere, however much we try to fix it.Tom is a cartoonist, teacher, and has been the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida since where she interviews best-selling authors and book industry insiders about the art and business of writing.
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