Writing tips

November 13th, 2002 § 2 comments

An excellent tip from Ask Bjørn Hansen: Gar’s Tips on Sucks-Less Writing.

Ask talks about his problems with written English. I share his pain. I learned English by myself and I’m still struggling with the language. I can read anything, but writing is still too hard. When I finish a text, it always feels like something is missing: the order of the words in the sentences seems wrong, punctuation doesn’t look good, and I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not properly communicating what I intended.

I guess part of the problem is that I don’t speak English regularly. Now and then I meet someone who doesn’t speak Portuguese and I can practice, but most of the time the only practice I get are the books I read, e-mails exchanged with foreign friends, and this blog.

Anyway, it seems I’m improving. From what I can see people actually understand what I write, which is much of a surprise :-)

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