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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Partitioned Writing

Partitioned Writing is what she called it. “I write memos and notes without thinking about g-r-a-m-m-a-r; I write to my friends as if I’m speaking to them; I write my newspaper column using the language of the paper’s style manual; I write my books with my own writing style — my own flair. I partition my writing to fit the occasion and the reader.”

That’s exactly what Writing is all about; that’s what Grammar is all about.
Think: Reader;
Think: Occasion.
Then W-R-I-T-E!

1 comment:

Bettyjane said...

You're absolutely crazy! Good grammar must be used at all times, whether you write a memo, a memorium, or a memoire. Why drop your standards for one reader and not another?