So the written word is dead now that we live in a visual age? One of the legacies of social media is an explosion of writing, more written words than ever.
I've lost count of the hundreds of thousands of words on my blog, my own notes and more recently my PhD research writing, and re-writing, and re-re-writing. In the midst of that writing I'm discovering an love and ardor for language. And I wish I had given more of my attention to my English lessons at school.
In my attempts to improve my writing, I've gormandised on the international bestseller, 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves'. I've tried some turgid academic works on editing and syntax that invoked great torpidity and enervation.
Finally I've landed on something playful and immensely practical. 'The Grammar Devotional', by Mignon Fogarty.365 bite size daily tips, synthesised from the authors weekly podcast (downloaded over 20 million times).
Now how many grammatical errors did I make in that post ;-)