Throwback Thursday: 3 Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Allison Maruska

 

There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre.

There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of those is the lay/lie/laying/lying differences. Grammar Girl comes in handy with that one.

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