What do you hate seeing in stories?
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August 23rd, 2011, 09:41 PM
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When people have horrible grammar in their stories >_<
You do realize that it's rather ironic that you say this in a sentence that's not properly punctuated, right?
Sorry. Had to say it. I mean, it's totally understandable (given the road and pothole analogy that I mentioned in another post), but for me, grammar isn't so much a trigger as it is the attitude about it. If an author says that grammar isn't necessary ("BECAUSE IT'S FANFICTION SO IM DOIN THIS AS A HOBBIE" or "OMG I DIDNT REALIZE THIS WAS ENGLISH CLASS" or "it's for ~artistic purposes~"), then yes, I'll judge you pretty harshly. However, if English isn't your first language or if you genuinely didn't know that a comma can't be used to do that (or insert your favorite trick grammatical rule here), then I'm a bit more forgiving so long as you're willing to learn how things in this language
work. Sometimes, you might have an awesome story from a truly creative writer who just doesn't know any better, so it's not
fair to judge them right off the bat until you know what kind of author's at the keyboard.
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