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  • January 9, 2017

Writing Rules

Rules? What are those anyway? Things that say you can have a run on sentence like this one may or may not be before I am through typing out this long old train of thought on this white screen background that has all kinds of nifty things that you can press and should I really have said nifty while going on and on and on? Aren’t you glad that ended? Are you out of breath? Blame those at IWSG for it because they asked:

What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?

I can’t really say there is one I wished I have never heard. Whether that be grammar rules or actual so-called rules on how to write. I look at them, decide if they are BS or may work for me, and be on my way.

Some rules may be great, but they aren’t going to work for everyone. The sooner people learn that nothing works for everyone the better off they will be. If people try to shove rules down my throat they’ll get a hairball to the face in return. I don’t care if it is writing rules, life rules or whatever else, damn that.

As far as grammar goes though it can be annoying when you go from American to British to Canadian rules. And I say Canadian as we seem to be a hybrid of the other two, using which ever version we wish. Oh, check is spelled wrong as you spelled it cheque. Pffft Grammar Nazi’s love to be write err umm right, right? Had to.

But as you can see from my long-winded answer, I say damn the rules. I do what is right for the way I want to write and that is that. Don’t like how I write or the process I take, to put it nicely, tough. My rule of enjoying the ride works for me and that is the only rule I’ll stick by.

Any rules you hate? Do you have your own you swear by?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Alex J. Cavanaugh

2017-01-09 15:39:57 Reply

True – you’re Canadian and your speech is different than ours, if only by a little bit. But that little bit can make a big difference.
No cramming – I don’t want to see a furball.

    Pat Hatt

    2017-01-09 17:06:04 Reply

    haha always good to avoid the furball. Yeah, just subtle differences.


2017-01-10 01:37:01 Reply

Can’t stop chuckling! Can only imagine how many times your eyes rolled when I sent the Max note!!!

    Pat Hatt

    2017-01-10 11:28:55 Reply

    haha didn’t roll my eyes once there as they were obvious grammar snafus at my lair.

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