From Jon Gingerich at Lit Reactor: As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro compo­nent in the larger picture; it lies some­where in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an over­rated quasi-irrel­e­vancy in the creative process, perpet­u­ated into impor­tance primarily by bitter nerds who accu­mu­late tweed jackets and crip­pling infe­ri­ority complexes. But expe­ri­ence has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaun­diced eye and an itch to judge. While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflec­tion of your creative powers or writing abil­i­ties, let’s face it — it usually is. · Go to 20 common grammar mistakes that (almost) everyone makes →