From Grammar Revolution to Writer’s Evolution 2, by Gail Ingis

Hi, folks! Gail Ingis, here.

Now that my book, Indigo Sky, was finally published by Soul Mate Publishing and can be 679_1001780925-205x300ordered in three formats, an ebook, print book and audible, I’m seeking grammar lessons to continue writing romance. I never understood grammar in the third grade and I’m finally annoyed enough that I’m embarking on a new learning adventure, with Elizabeth O’Brien, an ambitious English teacher that has taken my email by storm (pardon the cliche). Elizabeth is present almost daily. I haven’t tossed her out the window because I really would like to see how she makes it easier to understand how words work.

 

Editing, editing, editing

How can anyone be a writer if all they know is what a noun and a verb is, oops, are? IimagesWOMANTYPING mean, I didn’t know the difference between an adverb and adjective when I began this journey back in 2009, and if it’s not visual, forget it, I’m an artist after all. So, how did I write Indigo Sky in 2015? I had lots of advice, help and even more ripping out, tossing out and foot stamping. Lots have happened since then. I’m more comfortable with adjectives, verbs, nouns, and the combination thereof. Also please remember to write a review, like everything else, folks only buy after they’ve read the reviews. Reviews are easy, they only need one or two lines, a title and of course, you probably know that 5-star is the best.

Now get this, I thought all adverbs modify a noun, huh? Then what’s an adjective? It’s so confusing. That why I ordered Elizabeth O’Brien’s book  with the hopes that grammar will become my friend and serve as a great mapping system when I write . . . anything. Uh, oh, there are those elusive ellipses. Hmm, maybe I should have used an em dash? Sigh . . .

And don’t holler at me that I forgot a comma somewhere, Grammarly didn’t help me with this post, and that’s probably the reason.

Enough–I’ll keep you posted.

In author Gail Ingis’s dazzling historical romance debut, Indigo Sky, a young heiress must stay in her abusive marriage… until a handsome artist attempts to shelter her from a life of misery.

(Trailer) Indigo Sky Trailer by Gail Ingis

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Please remember to order Indigo Sky and send it right to your iPad (epub) or Kindle (Mobi).

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INDIGO SKY | “A Triumphant Tale of Courage. 5-Star

Gail Ingis, Author and Visual Artist
www.gaiingis.com | gailingisclaus@gmail.com 

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(thanks to Rebecca Heflin for her posting assistance)

About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister sneaked a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to me and told me to read it. Now I write women's fiction and contemporary romance under the name Rebecca Heflin. In case you're wondering, Rebecca Heflin is an abbreviated version of my great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wondered why I shortened it. When not passionately pursuing my dream, I am busy with my day-job at a large state university or running the non-profit cancer organization my husband and I founded. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, Savvy Authors, and Florida Writers Association. My mountain-climbing husband and I live at sea level in sunny Florida.
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1 Response to From Grammar Revolution to Writer’s Evolution 2, by Gail Ingis

  1. sueberger3 says:

    Congrarukations, I am pretty sure I have forgotten most of the grammar rules. We used to swear by Strunk’s Elements of Style in school.

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