I started a vlog! Many of you have seen my one-off Youtube videos here and there. I love making videos, but until recently I haven’t had much drive to create and ongoing series.
A few weeks ago I went on a passive-aggressive rant on Facebook about some grammar issue or another. Blake Northcott, author of Versus Reality and Arena Mode, suggested that she would love to watch me scream about grammar in videos. While I don’t think shouting angrily would be a good level of passion to sustain throughout an entire explanation of how comma rules work, it did get me thinking.
I edit books. I edit my own books (and have other people edit them because we can’t see our own mistakes at times), and I edit books for other people. I also edit high school and middle school essays. In doing this, I see a lot of talented and intelligent people make little mistakes that could be easily avoided. So I started keeping a list. I started keeping a list of mistakes that I saw popping up over and over again. Then I wrote and filmed a few episodes of a vlog, and this is the end result.
Read Ink is a vlog about grammar. If you think that’s boring, then never fear: I’m trying to keep the snooze-fest energetic and under three and a half minutes per episode.
So join me every week as I cover some basic grammar tips to help you become a better writer. My target audience is fiction writers, but I’m sure everyone can learn something useful, even if it only serves to help you smack-down some ignorant Facebook post in an eloquent and well-punctuated manner.