This is a helluva written seminar on writing, Mark! And, one that directly applies to me. I can be a rebel on social issues but dogmatic when it comes to certain types of rules, especially writing rules. All that school grammar, punctuation, and essaying is cemented in my not-too-flexible brain. I chip away at that block of concrete, sending chunks and dust flying around, each time I write.
Not so secret secret, I have mostly abandoned Facebook because of the atrocious spelling and grammar — and, the banality of 95% shared there.
A fabulous piece — funny as hell and informative. Oh, can’t forget creative!!