Actually that's not the question, but a part of it! I want to talk about writing rules and how closely everyone follows them.
"Rules were made to be broken....
Well maybe not broken but bent just a little...
I was checking out a blog the other day, can't remember which one and the writer of the blog said,
"You should write by the rules, no exceptions." Okay that was his personal opinion."
Then I was looking into a publisher who said that only proper names for body parts should be used.
So I'm guessing breast are not boobs, and a penis is definitely not a tally whacker!
Then I stumbled upon a blog that said, "why name the body parts at all"
Every where you turn you will find different rules and different opinions.
I am thinking that we need to stick to the basics, and then the rest,
well bend them a little to make them work.
Not everyone write's the same and there are times when we can't agree on the rules,
so maybe we need to bend just a little.
Which comes to my title "To comma or not." Guess this is a debate that has been around for a long time!
I was taught to write the sentence, The car is red, white, and blue. And yet others disagree. You can check out a discussion on the famous comma here!
Below are a couple more links for writing....
I loved Margaret Atwood's rules on the above link! And Roddy Doyle's
So what rules do you stick to, what ones do you bend and what ones do you throw away altogether??