I’d never heard of the term “Grammar Nazi”

I had never heard of the term “Grammar Nazi”until I return online last year. A lot had changed in my five years of absence.  Someone sent me an article about it so, yes I researched it. LOL! I was surprised to find the American Psychology Association had written an article on it.  I thought it was simply something chic floating around the internet as things have a tendency to do. I didn’t know when excessively it is considered a compulsive disorder. Sort of like the people who counts the cracks in the sidewalk or have straighten everything they see lying or hanging crooked. According their report introverts are most likely to become Grammar Nazis than extroverts.

It said that most Grammar Nazis are difficult to please and can be unpleasant people. Well….I thought all Nazis were unpleasant people.

But seriously thus, I think there’s a big different in correcting someone respectfully than making a grandstand about their short comings. There’s a way to bring an issue to anyone’s attention.

Being correct doesn’t always one right. There’s a big difference between the two.

 

 

 

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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5 Responses to I’d never heard of the term “Grammar Nazi”

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  2. marketing@themusesport.org says:

    I learned from editing many volumes of literary works that everyone write differently. No two authors are the same. Yes, basic English and sentence structure are a must in publishing. But to remain true to an author’s own unique style rigid editing is not helpful. I have reviewed work which every ounce of the charisma had been edited the hell out of it. Leaving it dry, dull and boring. Sometime the story is great but the editing is not. Which is why some publishers prefer to see the raw manuscript.

    Bruce

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  3. Amanda Stevens says:

    Lately everyone has become an expert on grammar and punctuation. Most Grammar Nazi are rude people. Simple as that, They can string together two sentences and think they are an expert. Never taking in consideration the author may be writing in a different dialect then commonly used. Most can’t even write cursive, they block print in their writings but yet are ready to tell you how a sentence structure is supposed to be. The next time you hear from one ask them to write out their sentences and see if they print it and if so tell them they are no longer in first grade. Most people’s idea of a proper sentence is plain old boring. Don’t change your style, That’s what keep us readers coming back. Your work has real charisma and originality which is so lacking in a lot of work today. Most of it is the same story over and over just changed the names of the characters. Readers are looking for something fresh and new and you delivered.

    On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 1:41 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail

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