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Post Reply When it comes to writing, which is most important? Grammar or Storytelling?
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I need to know which is more important when it comes to writing. Grammar or Storytelling? Both seem important but which is more important than the other. Let me know which is more important in your opinion.



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What do you think?
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well for me it would be storytelling, it is the most essential if you want to grab your readers attention, grammar is of course important as well but you have spellcheck for that.
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_yuber wrote:


What do you think?


I don't know honestly.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


_yuber wrote:


What do you think?


I don't know honestly.


Storytelling
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Let's put it this way. If your story doesn't tell, it won't sell. If your story doesn't have grammar, it might not even make the cutting room floor.
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Storyline is the most important.
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stars201 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


_yuber wrote:


What do you think?


I don't know honestly.


Storytelling


I guess but I always worry about grammar and punctuation.
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Posted 6/29/16
Storytelling.

Grammar can be fixed through process of rewriting.
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If ya can spin a good tale, but ya can't write it well, have someone write it for you
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If you are writing a story with the hopes of getting published, then grammar is important. However, it's okay to use strategies that aren't strictly grammatically correct if it is intentional and fits the story. For example, realistic dialogue between characters isn't always grammatically correct; real people use broken sentences when they talk and some have deep accents. Good storytellers have an awareness of grammar rules and are confident when they break those rules for the sake of the tale being told.

I guess I would say that storytelling is more important than grammar, but I would also say that any instances in the writing that aren't technically correct should be intentional.
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Sogno- wrote:

If ya can spin a good tale, but ya can't write it well, have someone write it for you


Like Rowling?
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Writers tell stories, editors fix grammar.
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Storylines are. The grammar is why editors exist. Although the writing has to be clear enough for the editor to figure out what you are trying to say so they can correct it.
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Grammar is a part of written storytelling. Word choice, pacing, and greater grammatical ability lets you set tones and atmospheres better. It gives you more control over how you will tell your story, and storytelling is more than just the story.

If by "storytelling", you mean only the literary tools, creative ideas, and general decision making when it comes to what will be done in the story and how, then I guess you differentiate between it and grammar, but grammar is probably still more important. A master at grammar and English in general will hold a person's attention better than a master a storytelling. Writing is communication, and good communication will attract more people to read, because the writer will have a sort of charisma that charms their readers.

Both are crucial, in the end, though I still stand behind grammar being part of storytelling itself.
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