Thursday, December 15, 2005

Literari Wondering: Bad speller = bad writer?


Are writers supposed to be good spellers? I'm not a good speller. Sometimes when I critique work, writing comments in the margins, I think I missspel words. Then I think I'm dum-dum. Then I think: How can you take kriticism from someone who can't spel?

5 comments:

crissachappell said...

I'm a bad speller too....

Anonymous said...

I suspect if you're an unpublished writer trying to sell a manuscript, a spelling mistake will count against you. Once you're published, reviewed and earn a good reputation, a good copyeditor can take care of your misspellings.

Jason Phoon said...

arithethic !! LOL ...

Bob Hoeppner said...

That is so funny: we have the same picture hanging in our office. At the bottom of it I taped a fortune I got from a fortune cookie: "A person is never to old to learn." Yeah, like, apparently, the difference between "to" and "too"!

I think Jack London was a bad speller. Hey, that's what editors are for (provided your creativity is compelling enough.)

The Blind-Winger Jones said...

Mi spellin iz not up two mutch eyether !