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    Default Is there a goal in writing?

    I seem to be leaning toward sentence structuring. I look at a sentence and if that sentence makes logical syntactical sense I allow it. I understand what I believe is right might not be right for someone else. How many ways are there to explain you're way of writing is different than someone else's? Is there a goal in writing like expressing a thought idea point or just to be informative? pljames

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    Default Re: Is there a goal in writing?

    Quote Originally Posted by pljames View Post
    How many ways are there to explain you're way of writing is different than someone else's?
    An infinite number
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    Is there a goal in writing like expressing a thought idea point or just to be informative?
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    Of COURSE there should be a goal in writing. What is the point, otherwise? Inform, persuade, amuse/entertain, argue, educate, etc. You should never start the process of writing without knowing what you hope to accomplish by putting your time into creating those words!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pljames View Post
    I How many ways are there to explain you're your way of writing is different than someone else's?
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    Default Re: Is there a goal in writing?

    Language is about meaning first and foremost. It depends on what you're writing, but in creative writing, there's plenty of scope for writing unorthodox sentences.

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