i think about my writing sometimes. i won two poetry contests in elementary school and had a short story published in the Springville Herald in junior high. so yeah i guess you could say i took writing very seriously from the ages 5-14. i remember thinking that grammar trees were probably going to ruin my writing (i was nervous it would streamline how i wrote) so i refused to turn in any homework assignments that involved them. that was the only time i didnt turn in homework. i liked school. i still feel pretty strongly about certain forms of writing. commas, who needs them? maybe i do. but they do not come naturally to me. something that does come naturally to me would be the passive voice. i personally prefer it. when i write i try to write everything in passive voice and then i rewrite it so that is active because i know my boss wont like if its passive. but its so much better passive. my friend jessica totally agrees with me. she was an english major and knew what she was talking about. she also agrees with me that reading is a bigger waste of time than tv. back to the passive voice. who cares if the actor is anonymous. use your imagination. i like it when the subject is acted on instead of being the actor. i like "be" and its variations. oh and dont forget double verbs. i am crazy about verbs. honestly if you dont like the passive voice i think you are a lazy reader. there i said it. but even worse than passive voice haters are people who frown on run on sentences. i am obsessed with them. i was in a writing class and they said run on sentences demonstrate a lack of discipline, editing and concern for the reader. lack of discipline? whatever i am programmed to throw in a periods every 10-15 words. it takes a lot of effort to make a truly great run on sentence. editing? i was an editor in law school. it was a funny story i will have to tell it sometime. and lack of concern for the reader. well that might be true. i have written this whole post and there is only one paragraph. and i dont even care.