I have never written something in my life without spelling something wrong. The list of things I can get wrote in a paper can go on for miles. Honestly it’s something I am really embarrassed about. It might come as a shocker but I am pursuing a career in screenwriting. I know, call me crazy but I am passionate about being able to tell a story. I have tried numerous times thru out high school and college to nip this bad habit in the butt, but I just cannot seem to shake this curse. I have spent countless hours going over papers that I wish I can just write without having to do, five or more drafts. I know I might sound a little lazy but I promise you I am fare from that.
The bad thing about this is that bad grammar and spelling can lead me into a jobless life. The more I talk about it the scary it gets for me. One of the main reasons why I joined this is class is to sharpen up those skills that I’ve tried so hard to have but just don’t stick. Hopefully these skills will be imprinted in my mind by the time this semester is finish if not by the time I graduate. I know this is pretty sad for someone to admit but it is something that really bothers me and something I am dyeing to fix.
I don’t know what or who planted this curse on me but I am willing to work hard to break the spell. I’ve been told that the way I talk is the way I write, compliment or insult? I guess my writer’s voice really shows when it’s not necessary. This is something that is difficult for me to let go of when I write regular papers instead of stories. It is my mission to kick this bad habit and become just a plain good writer.
I would never have imagined that I would be writing about how bad I write, but I wrote about this to get it off my chest and out there. Knowing that in class I might be sitting next to what could be another awesome journalist, I feel no pressure at all!
I have found it helpful to search “fixing bad grammar” on Google to try and find other ways to remember how to write a good paper without a grammar error. Also making sure I keep in touch with my professor about finding help with this HUGE problem.