Diagnosing problems in writing can be one of the most difficult tasks for any author. The creators are most often blinded to their own shortcomings. Readers may notice when something is awkward or boring while the author thinks it’s one of the more interesting excerpts. The August series is dedicated to diagnosing these problems, from continuity errors to gaps in logic the readers will inevitably question.
In school, we’re all taught sentence structure. It’s formulaic, and frankly, quite boring. Rigidly following that structure can lead to sentences always starting the same way, especially when pronouns are involved. This episode shares some ways to break up the boring, and how to find it in the first place.
First aired August 27, 2020.