“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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It is available in e-book, paperback and hardcover.

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Product Details

Edition
Second Edition
Publisher
Fida Abbott
Published
March 22, 2015
Language
English
Pages
27
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.24 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
9 wide x 7 tall

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Why Grammar Matters?



I have been leading an online writing course for Indonesians since 2009. The most case I found from the students was about using properly grammar. I think every writing workshop has the same issue. I still remember when the first time joining the online writing group where the members can give their reviews each other. As English is my second language, I had many inputs and learned a lot from them. It improved my English in writing. For an example I wrote I go to upstairs. It should be written I go upstairs.

Writing is an interesting activity. Several hours ago I gave a suggestion to a friend to take writing course to learn about the writing technique as I pushed him to write a book that he asked me to write about. He took my suggestion and understood how important to know the basic knowledge of writing including grammar. Yes, grammar is very important. People can judge you from your writing, not based on your race, gender or even your education.

This is why grammar matters! No matter how great your content is, errors jump out at an educated reader and get in the way of the story. When it comes to a book, the reader is the person in power because he or she is the one who can spread the word about it. You want readers to love your story and tell all their friends about it, so don't give them a reason to focus on anything else. (Maria Murnane, CreateSpace contributor)

Other interesting issue is about the perception how the readers think after they read our writing. Speaking about this case, I have an interesting story regarding my experience when the first time dealing with a professional copy editor for my first novel, Enthusiasm. The last word in the third paragraph on the Preface page written master but when I got the result of her correction, she offered me another word: muster. Both of these words could be used in that sentence but the problem was we both had different perception. Of course I refused her offering and kept master as the last word in my Preface page as you can see and read it at this link.

What's about you? Do you still need to improve your grammar knowledge for your writing journey or you are one of the professionals in the writing field who always deals with the author scripts? Whoever you are, if you like writing, don't forget to check your grammar before you deliver your writing to your readers. (Well, this will remind me too)


Author of Enthusiasm

    
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." (RWE)

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A Review from U.K. Reader, Goodreads Giveaway Winner, 2013

Sarah Loft is from Wiltshire, GB (Great Britain). She was one of Goodreads Giveaway winners. Giveaway event was held on September 16-October 16, 2013. From total entrees 915, there was only 10 lucky winners who got Enthusiasm.

This is what she wrote after finished reading the whole story:

Wow, I feel like I know Fida personally and could count her as one of my friends. The style of writing is like a conversation with a friend, I could imagine sitting with coffee and cake and chatting with her. Wonderfully written, it is like a peep into someone's life, warts and all. She is not afraid of writing it as it is, and doesn't sugar coat anything. The fact that English isn't her first language makes the book more personal and readable, and her descriptions of everyday matters are stunningly brought to life with her informal writing style. I would recommend this book, it is a fantastic insight into a 'normal' life - and Fida comes across as a beautiful, warm, kind person.(*)

Enthusiasm is available at Amazon, BNXlibris, Kobo, etc. in some formats: hardcover, paperback and e-Book (Kindle, Nook, Reader, PC/Mac, iOS, tablet, Blackberry, and Android).

Fida also will help if you are planning for fundraising event.  She is also available to attend any public/community events. Please, contact her at least 1-2 months before the date of events along with its detail info. (*)

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