Writing Lessons You Need to Unlearn. Or do you?

An award-winning author, whose first language is not English… there’s hope for me yet! I second his motion of hiring editors, regardless of where you were born.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Grammar allergies Comic by Cyanide and Happiness

Happy Memorial Day, to my American readers!

You see, I may live in Greece, but I know it’s Memorial Day today.  Likewise, English is not my first language.  I was taught English at the tender age of two and a half, alongside Greek.  I had English-speaking au pairs to improve my English, I went to a school with plenty of English courses and I read English books, but I grew up in Greece, had Greek friends and spoke and read Greek on an everyday basis.  Therefore, you can understand why I was concerned when I decided to write in English: I was worried of making the odd silly mistake, having people laugh at my writing skills.  I have studied more grammar and vocabulary websites and books than I care to remember, just to make sure my English was correct. And then I realized that perhaps…

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7 responses to “Writing Lessons You Need to Unlearn. Or do you?

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

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  2. Haha! I like 🙂 do stop by at my blog too “will appreciate your reviews!!

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