I was wondering whether it is okay to write like this or not:

I never went for the grooves. But I did take a seat near the bar table and checked out the pretty ladies. Drinking was not my cup of tea. Alcohol. Alcohol was not my cup of tea. Wait, let me reframe it. . . I did not drink.

Can I write sentences like these - 'okay wait, let me reframe it. . . I did not drink.'

Share some light?

  • Proofreading requests are off-topic here, I'm closing this. – Goodbye Stack Exchange Nov 29 '12 at 4:22
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    I wish I could downvote moderator decisions. This is not a request for proofreading a specific sentence, this is a question about using certain tools of style. – SF. Nov 29 '12 at 9:12
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    @Neil, actually, this was not proofreading. – Amin Mohamed Ajani Nov 29 '12 at 10:25
  • I can see if this is closed for being subjective (which it is) but it's not about proofreading. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Nov 29 '12 at 10:59
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    @JohnSmithers I like your title change. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Dec 3 '12 at 17:33

"Is it okay..." and "Can I..." are subjective. It's about context.

Are the sentences grammatically correct? Strictly speaking, no. But you are clearly writing in a first-person, casual, stream-of-consciousness dictation style, so they are perfectly fine for that.

Speaking as an editor, as long as this is your character's/narrator's voice, and you're consistent, I would be entirely fine with this type of writing, and wouldn't mark it up to be "fixed."

  • Thanks Lauren. This is what most of the youth in my country like. Hence the writing style. :) – Amin Mohamed Ajani Nov 29 '12 at 10:26

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