So I stepped into a bit of controversy when I wrote some tips meant to encourage people to write. Writing can be intimidating. Generating coherent thoughts and putting them on paper is a bit scary. For some people it’s on par with public speaking.
To help take some of the intimidation out of it, I wrote that strict adherence to grammar isn’t so important. Naturally commenters disagreed. I can’t say they’re wrong. But there are some rules that don’t could your meaning or make you look stupid.
To try to redeem myself, I followed up with “6 Articles That Will Improve Your Writing.” I don’t know if this gets me out of the grammarian doghouse but I promise you will find something useful.