I know as writers we all have doubts in our abilities. I've heard it more times than I can count. My friends say it, and those who haven't said it are probably thinking it.
The truth is, I have a love for the English language. I have this insatiable desire to use the right word. My guess is that most writer's do, too. However, my love goes a lot further than that. Maybe it's all the literary classes or "literature" that I read, but I think it's somewhat of a gift.
So, on that note, I'm going to start using it. I've helped numerous local friends on college papers and friends' kids on high school papers... mostly resulting in A's. I'm a good teacher. I love helping someone feel confident when it comes to writing papers, short stories, or anything really.
While my grammar is fairly decent**, my content and thematic critiques are truly my strength. I currently hold an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science. But, I am looking into getting my Bachelor's in English. Chances are I already have most of the classes I need. My two Associates degrees were filled with English classes galore. I guess that's one thing I enjoyed about school, one class can count for several different degrees.
That being said, I hope to turn this blog into something that will truly help other writers. I will perhaps even be displaying some papers, critiques, and short stories that I've worked on or edited.
As it stands, I'm redoing my office. It has been a long and tedious process, but I can't wait to share the results with everyone! I think it may be another 2-3 weeks before that happens, but who knows! Miracles can occur any moment!
(**Disclaimer: There is certainly a difference in the grammar used in colloquial blogger formats and fiction as opposed to critical analysis papers. If you notice any glaring errors feel free to point them out to me.)