I have been attending classes though an extended education program at a near by collage. Wow the things I am learning. I missed so much in regular high school English. I think I left most of the grammar stuff behind in middle school. So like many others I am really learning it for the first time.
Three things I live by now:
No questions except in dialog
No “ly” endings on words ever
No passive voice (am, is, are, was, were, be, been, have,has, had)
This had caused many changes in the first chapter alone. I also decided that the first two paragraphs are rubbish and I have a much better idea for how to handle it. So far I’m mostly done with chapter one and checking for all those things in chapter 2. Only 31 more chapters to go!