Why Studying Grammar Hurts Writing (Video)

This is a post of an old rant of mind that I wanted to make sure was in my blog.  Frankly, we know that the more one studies grammar, the less likely he will be able to write well (especially creatively).  If we wake up and notice that grammarians don’t win Nobel Prizes in Literature we are almost home!  Grammar study is fine for analysis (Bible / Literature studies), but it just simply slows the brain down.  “Did I use a subjunctive there?  Is that infinitive split?  Are there too many prepositions?  People learn best to write by writing!

So here’s my rant 🙂

What do you think?

Fred Lybrand



Fred Ray Lybrand

Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 34 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). With their combined degrees (2 BA's, 2 Masters, 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources.Of course, his favorite interest is helping homeschoolers excel, and does so with the 10 Courses of The College-Ready Collection.Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. www.fredraylybrand.com

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