Mon Sep 1, 2008, 1:08 PM
Since I just did an entry devoted to drawing resources, I figured it's only fair to devote one to writing as well.
I'm an avid reader. I positively devour pages and pages of text, sometimes reading an entire novel's worth of writing in a single day (much to the detriment of my housekeeping duties )
Having said that, nothing makes reading a story more difficult than errors, whether they're in spelling or grammar. I do try to keep in mind that many authors are not writing in their native language, and others are simply young and still learning. I'm not about to poke fun at anyone for making a mistake! However, errors do make one's work less likely to be enjoyed, or even read at all.
These sites won't answer all questions, but they should help with some, at least:
Proofreading for Common Errors - Includes commonly misused words (they're/their/there, affect/effect, etc.) and their definitions, along with more advanced help.
Common Errors in English - A comprehensive list of items/issues, arranged in a clickable alphabetical list.
Perfect Imagination - A page arranged by fandom for finding your own Beta-Reader. Limited in fandoms, but several common ones are listed.
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- Drinking: water