If you go to the time and effort of writing a fic and have any pride in it, why would you post it when it's full of spelling mistakes and bad grammar. How hard is it to run a piece through spellcheck? If you don't have word or writer or any other word processing package, then all email providers have a spell check button. It takes a few minutes and it can make all the difference.ladygloria wrote:tequathisy wrote:
Anyway, another thing that makes me want to bang my head against hard objects--people who write things without spelling or grammar checks. I understand that many people write from other countries, but in those cases I would hope they would seek out a beta to help with translations. (I know when I write in french or Spanish I do this.) Maybe I just take writing too seriously (and know that I'm in no way perfect at this myself), but I really think if you're serious about telling a story the right way that you wouldn't distract your audience with so many errors that it almost reads as gibberish.
Another thing that bugs me is when people use big words or synonyms without knowing the real definition of them. If you're going to use a fancy word, make sure you're using it in the right context.