For the past week or so, I've been editing Hector Himeros' :icon(HectorHimeros): two upcoming e-books. And it's been fun! I've been flexing a muscle I haven't used in a long time. I don't want to be sharing edits and explaining why said changes are stronger for two quick reasons: 1) I don't have permission and 2), I don't feel it's appropriate.
I've currently hit a proverbial wall in gaining the will to edit. Very little has to do with Hector's writings as it is very readable and has a pleasant voice. (See his descriptions if you don't believe me.) I've just been feeling exhausted lately from working a bit more than usual and my class is slowly kicking into gear as I have a paper and a mid-term next week. So I'm ready to hunker down into Grad Student Mode and get my work done--along with relaxing instead of attacking all of my different projects.
So I wanted to end this post with a little writing/linguistics lesson. Feel free to skip it if it doesn't interest you.
Sentence (S)= Noun Phrase (NP) + Verb Phrase (VP)
NP may = (adjective + ) noun ( + conjunction)
VP may = (adverb+) verb
What the above written diagrams demonstrates is that in many languages, especially English, the speaker "grows" trees to represent a sentence. And all of the various parts of sentence essentially go back to those roots. Created by Noam Chomsky, he is credited (blamed) for why children today don't know grammar.
Next time I want to discuss show vs. tell.
Hope all who read this are well!