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How do I learn to write better?
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How do I learn to write better?

Could you recommend maybe a first year textbook (or maybe even highschool) or upper year textbook you were assigned that really helped you out, or perhaps a website or video series?

I'm not so interested in learning how to write good characters or a good story, I'm interested in learning the technical things about grammar, syntax, structure, types sentences, types of words, punctuation and so on. I'm interested in stuff as basic as learning what a predicate and subject are in a sentence, up to the most advanced ideas professional editors use.

thanks!
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>>7653290
I think Cormac McCarthy is good place to start.
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>>7654660
Think again.
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>>7653290
How Fiction Works
my name is Glenn and you can thank me later
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>>7654660
Actually, I think it is a great way for OP to realize he has been asking the wrong questions.
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fuck that sticker is cringey

i bet he couldn't even finish GR
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>>7653290
>I'm interested in learning the technical things about grammar, syntax, structure, types sentences, types of words, punctuation and so on. I'm interested in stuff as basic as learning what a predicate and subject are in a sentence, up to the most advanced ideas professional editors use.

literally just look up grammar and style
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>>7653290
go to college you lazy bunt
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>>7654635
bumper sticker
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>>7653290
You're welcome. This is literally what you are looking for. No one will debate me.
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thanks for the suggestions. I will go to the library and pick them up after work today : )
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>>7653290
Read authors who aren't Pynchon.
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