I read this article on Cracked.com yesterday and basically I love it. It is one of the best articles I have read in a while. It’s supposed to be humor writing, and you can definitely see the comedy within the story but, it is also very serious and very real.
It’s basically the type of writing I wish that I could do. It also has some very serious advice that should be taken into consideration.
Writing is one of those that gets thrown into the “useless bullshit” pile because so much of English class is spent on obscure grammar rules and categorizing words. It comes off like another boring, arcane and ultimately useless subject. “Why do I need to know what a dangling participle is?” You don’t, but you do need to learn how to not accidentally type the opposite of what you meant. In an online world, your writing is going to form a shell around you, and most of the people who interact with you will only see the shell.