Introduction to The Successful Writer’s Pyramid
The Successful Writer’s Pyramid is based on basic linguistic principles. The Oxford Dictionary defines linguistics as “the scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics.” When I started to develop The Successful Writer’s Pyramid, I wanted to know what it meant in language terms. I discovered that it was rooted in linguistics as communication units or “blocks” that are called constituents. The first constituent in language is a word. Language is made up of words, but they are not usually used by themselves. They are joined together in various ways to make longer constituents like phrases, clauses, and sentences.
The Successful Writer’s Pyramid helps English learners to put these constituent units, or “blocks,” together to write English in grammatically correct ways.