Because hopefully you're reading this to improve your English! And for any of you who have taken / are thinking of taking my English writing course, this blog will give you some examples of written English.
You can also read this blog and leave comments as a way to practise your English. Every day if you like. Remember - 5 minutes a day is much better than 1 hour once a week.
I'm writing in English not only to help you with your English, but also because I cannot yet write beautiful French blog posts. I understand how hard it is for French speakers to write well in English because I know how difficult it is as a foreigner to write in French.
Writing beautiful French is an art that may take me years, maybe decades, to master. Good French writers are poetic; you write with all sorts of frills and flourishes, and you write at length. Maybe Anglophones don't have such long attention spans. We like things straight to the point, no beating around the bush, in and out, thank you ma'am. (Of course I'm not talking about great literature here: Charles Dickens didn't write his novels by getting straight to the point.) In comparison, I'd say learning to write well in English is a lot easier than learning to write well in French.
If you want to learn to write professional English well, first learn to put the important information at the top. Otherwise busy people will stop reading before they get to your point.
So please read this blog, please write, please practise and please do not hesitate to practise writing in the comments section below. As for me, I will continue writing in English, until the day I have learnt the poetic art of writing in French.
My blog has changed! If you're looking for my English-practice exercises, they're all still here, just look in the archives.
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