By Jay Menard
Why is it that we encourage everyone to experiment and seek out new boundaries — unless of course they’re putting pen to paper.
And why is that many of us for whom the written word is a passion are the worst offenders at stifling creativity and, well, being a pain in the ass.
Few people will look at a painting and say, “Yeah, I like it, but that colour in the corner is just wrong.” But there are those who will dismiss an entire argument because there’s a sentence that ends in a preposition. There are others who love nothing more than pointing out other people’s grammatical flaws.
That’s not cool or funny. It’s just obnoxious and counter-productive. Continue reading