Wednesday Writing Wisdom

Punctuation and spelling are important.

We are human and prone to make mistakes. Is it fun when our mistakes are out there for everyone to see?


Is it the end of the world?


But it can sometimes send mixed messages. In the sign below, the car wash (two words) management likely meant to convey their apologies for not allowing mud in the tunnel area. Without the needed comma after “sorry,” however, the message seems to say the car wash has poor management. Then again, maybe an employee created the sign and omitted the comma on purpose to subtly share an opinion.

It’s difficult to proofread our own work. Find someone you trust to help. But, if a mistake slips by, don’t beet* yourself up about it.

*I know it’s beat. It was my lame attempt to further emphasize the point.

About Joan Stradling, Author

Joan Stradling is a middle grade and YA author of stories with magical elements. She loves painting, baking, crafting, pet wrangling, and anything else she can fit into her schedule. A passionate believer in the power of books, she still hopes to one day ride a dragon, meet a Hobbit, or discover new worlds by walking through a wardrobe. In the meantime, she imagines and writes about her own incredible worlds and characters–and continues to live vicariously through the adventures in other’s books. You can find her on Instagram (@JoanStradlingAuthor) or Twitter (@justJoanS) or FB (Joan Stradling aka Joan Stewart) Join me on Patreon:
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1 Response to Wednesday Writing Wisdom

  1. Sadly, lots of businesses don’t care, lol. You’d also be surprised about the amount of professional writers who tout proper ‘grammer’ usage. Thanks for sharing this!

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