Step out of fiction. I dare you.
Not permanently, not even entirely.
Just commit yourself to a non-fiction project that flexes your grammatical prowess. If you’re like me, that prowess had turned alarmingly frail.
Of course, I had no idea of this until I landed my sports reporting gig.
Hands off the facts, you are forced to manipulate the grammar to make your mark, to entertain.
Certainly not my emaciated grammatical muscle.
Bottom line: Dare to step out of fiction and flex the frail.