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If you had only one sentence to describe the most important thing you could do as an aspiring writer, what would it be? Short and sweet. Here's mine. Imagery is KEY.

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Writing is based on experiences, though knowledge makes an excellent filler, no one can ever completely convey with words the feelings of being lost in a dark wood or having climbed the highest mountain and looking out to view the curve of the earth with your own eyes, but having those experiences yourself, tempered with a good vocabulary and sense of how words work in conjunction with one another, will allow for those feeling to be expressed the best.

Yes... that is one sentence, and it is correct so :P

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Writing is based on experiences, though knowledge makes an excellent filler, no one can ever completely convey with words the feelings of being lost in a dark wood or having climbed the highest mountain and looking out to view the curve of the earth with your own eyes, but having those experiences yourself, tempered with a good vocabulary and sense of how words work in conjunction with one another, will allow for those feeling to be expressed the best.

Yes... that is one sentence, and it is correct so :P


Are you sure about that? ;)

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Writing is based on experiences, though knowledge makes an excellent filler, no one can ever completely convey with words the feelings of being lost in a dark wood or having climbed the highest mountain and looking out to view the curve of the earth with your own eyes, but having those experiences yourself, tempered with a good vocabulary and sense of how words work in conjunction with one another, will allow for those feeling to be expressed the best.

Yes... that is one sentence, and it is correct so :P


Are you sure about that? ;)


certain but I still missed an "s" in there so who knows. I'm not the best with grammar, but then that's what an editor is for.

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Writing is based on experiences, though knowledge makes an excellent filler, no one can ever completely convey with words the feelings of being lost in a dark wood or having climbed the highest mountain and looking out to view the curve of the earth with your own eyes, but having those experiences yourself, tempered with a good vocabulary and sense of how words work in conjunction with one another, will allow for those feeling to be expressed the best.

Yes... that is one sentence, and it is correct so :P


Are you sure about that? ;)


certain but I still missed an "s" in there so who knows. I'm not the best with grammar, but then that's what an editor is for.


I was thinking that after "experiences" you'd need some kind of colon/semicolon. I was just pickin' with you, though. I'm not too great at grammar, myself. :P

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