Friday, March 14, 2008

Capitols to start a sentence and Paragraphs USE THEM

It hurts my head when I read people who say they are published authors and wander around blogland leaving long comments with no capitals or worse, no paragraphs. Okay, not using capitols to start a sentence is probably worse. It shows a grade school lack of learnin'. Edjamacation is good!

I get tired of reading with no white space on a page. I NEEDS IT.

Do not tell me you’re a professional and then write like an id***!! First, after reading your sloppy thoughts I will never buy a book of yours. Second, I’ll think a lot less of you and the house that you write for.

Is that unfair? I don’t think so. After one states they are an author, the person has set themselves up as a professional and they are judged on that level. If I am judging, so are untold numbers who read the very popular blog they are posting on.

Humph, all done rantin'.

5 comments:

byrdloves2read said...

Right on, sister!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Gail!!!
I teach second grade and I try to explain to my kids that we write so that someone else can read our imaginative stories. Poor spelling, punctuation and grammar make it that much harder for a reader to read and understand our stories. It breaks my heart when I see adults, esp. authors use poor spelling, grammar etc!! Don't they get it... my grade twos do!! I understand it's the computer age... but still, let's write so that everyone can appreciate the thoughts and words!
Thanks for addressing one of my biggest pet peeves.
Rita

the.witch said...

LOL I love when you rant...I get all hot and tingly....oh ... wait... maybe that's not when you rant?
:D hehehe

Even the poor spelling doesn't bother me as much as the poor punctuation /puntuation? LOL no, I think I spelled it correctly the first time...hehehe/ :D

1) MAN OH MAN! Dragon sounds SOOOOOO GOOD!!!

2) OMG! up to 9!!! months!...LOL well, I guess a new book in print, IS 'your baby' :D I'll keep my fingers crossed, and hope they get back to you sooner (ok, so I'm a selfish 'witch' and want one of your books NOW /and I don't even care which 'story', just something from your twisted little brain!/ as long as I can have a book from you soon)

3) Pebbles is SOOOOO CUTE!!! :D

HUG Gail! Miss you, and hope the words just flow from your brain to the typewriter (or whatever) :D

Gail said...

LOOK! Witchy dropped out of lurk!! Yayy.

swetergrl said...

I feel your pain. The main problem is that people think that just because they have vomited some letters onto a screen or paper, that's enough. They never learned that writing is just the beginning of meaning. Revision, proofreading -- whatever you want to call it -- should be a natural extension of writing.