It’s about writing style. I read this interesting piece on the topic a couple of weeks ago and it got me a’pondering about writing, or, more specifically, about how I write (because, as you must know by now, everything is always about me).
One of the 7 tips from the article is “sound like yourself”.
Annie has often said that she likes my writing because it sounds just like I talk, which I take as one of the loveliest compliments ever,
Then one of the tumblrers I follow quoted a following paragraph from weblebrity Julia Allison’s most recent column that got me thinking about a terrible habit I know I’ve do when I write. The bit she’d “plucked … at random to say that punctuation like this boggles my mind” was this:
The good news (for you!): The creation of online systems of transmission (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia), with their myriad channels for exposure—and resulting adoption and mutations—has exponentially sped up meme transmissions.
I know I’ve got a bit of a penchant for the odd aside, or 3, in the process of trying to make a point about something, but I hope I don’t do it as horribly as that.
So that’s all. I just wanted to write a bit about writing. Which is really what this blog is for, I guess.
What sort of bad writing habits do you have? And/or what bugs you?