Let's be honest! Being a author isn't easy. Our job entails telling a perfect story with no grammar mistakes! But, we're human and we're entitled to make an error or two. Here are the top 5 most common grammar mistakes authors make when writing!
Make Inforgraphic ------> In 1993, Robert Connors and Andrea Lunsford published their results after studying the most common errors marked on 21,000 student essays. Generally, teachers consider syntactic or sentence-level errors (sentence fragments, fused sentences, comma splices) more serious than word-level errors (spelling, verb forms, agreement). The list below is ordered with most frequent errors first.
Missing comma after an introductory element
Vague pronoun reference
Missing comma in a compound sentence
Missing comma(s) after a nonrestrictive element
Wrong or missing verb ending
Wrong or missing preposition
Missing or misplaced possessive apostrophe
Unnecessary shift in tense
Unnecessary shift in pronoun
Wrong tense or verb form
Lack of agreement between subject and verb
Missing comma in a series
Lack of agreement between pronoun and antecedent
Unnecessary comma(s) with a restrictive element
1. Grammatical Mistakes
We are all guilty of this one. Confusing there with their or knew with new! But there really is a cost of making grammar mistakes. In a small study, results have shown that professionals that made fewer grammar mistakes in e-mails, and other notes were 45% more likely to get a promotion. Although we are all writers here, the WV Team thought that it was a small attest to what errors can do. If employers are less prone to give you a raise if you make frequent typo's, how prone do you think your readers will be to purchase another book if there are multiple typos scattered throughout your novel...? Exactly.
2. Copyright Infringements
3. Hiring Fraudulent/ Unreliable Services
4. Being Uneducated About The Literary Business
The Publishing industry is a dog-eat-dog world and if you don't know what your doing, you won't last in this literary world.
5. Lack Of Self-Promotion/Drive
It's a great assumption that once a book is written the work is done! It is actually quite the contrary. Once your book is written, edited and published, the work has just started. The truth is, even authors who are published by the Big 5 don't waste a opportunity to promote their books! Although this was something that was once shunned upon, it is now acceptable by some publishers (including Write Vibez) due to increase in sales in the e-book market and hybrid authors are more popular than ever.
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So that's it! The top 5 Grammar Mistakes Most Authors make right there before your eyes! Now that we've granted you those awesome nuggets of knowledge, make sure to scan over your latest writing project and make sure that you don't get caught up on the same silly mistakes!
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