Come on in to discuss the mechanics of writing
The "Fantasy and Science Fiction Society"
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. - Baltasar Gracián
What is the Mechanics Forum?
The Mechanics Forum is our dedicated forum for discussing the mechanics of writing. This is the place to be if you get 'me' and 'I' mixed up, if you get your imperative and indicative moods confused, or if you have a burning grammar question to ask. If it is about the mechanics of writing you can find the answer here!
The past is always tense, the future perfect. - Zadie Smith
What can we discuss?
As mentioned above this is a writing mechanics forum. This forum is only for discussing mechanics. Mechanics includes things like grammar, spelling, word usage, etc... This is not the forum to discuss plotting, characterisation, or anything relating to the creative side of writing (though once you understand mechanics it can be used creatively). That kind of discussion is more appropriate in our dedicated writing forum.
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences. - Gertrude Stein
What are the rules?
1. Keep you posts E rated
2. Keep you posts on the topic of writing mechanics
- Off topic posts will be deleted
3. Do not post review requests in here. However, if you are wanting someone to look at your piece from a purely mechanical point of view you can ask here
The flesh of prose gets its shape and strength from the bones of grammar. - Constance Hale