Do all writers have trouble reading a book without having their inner editor pop in? I do. It is disconcerting and takes away from the story for me. But I can't seem to help it.
I've started to wonder if people are less concerned with grammar and proper usage of words these days. Even television commentators tend to use incorrect English. Does anyone else notice this? Does anyone care?
Words repeated in the same sentence or paragraph stand out when I'm reading. I want to click open the thesaurus and find a different word for that author to use. Maybe I'm carrying editing too far. What do you think?
Thank you, Alex Cavanaugh, for starting the Insecure Writer's Support Group. I'm enjoying meeting new writers as I travel around the group.