Writer’s Tip One!
Greetings! Maya here! Yes, I shall now attempt to update religiously on here because of my failings to do so since summer vacation started, so I’m aiming for at least once, but hopefully twice a week on interesting stuff, and nothing like a 100 word ‘I have nothing interesting so I’ll just make it up as I go along’ post. Those things are totally useless and very annoying.
In any case, after this comment, I’ll be getting to my point, but, please excuse any roughness in speech or oddities in spelling because my iPod typing skills are not up to par and I’m prone to making mistakes (many, many mistakes)
Alright, since you saw what pisses me off the most in terms of writing, here’s a little tidbit on a common courtesy that most people should pay attention to. Writing numbers in any type of formal or published piece have a rule to when you write out the number as to just pressing the character on the keyboard.
Generally, one writes one to ten out in words, and should extend to at least twelve, but some go up to fifteen or twenty. However, things like thirty, fourty, fifty and such should be written, it makes the entire thing look better. (Well, at least in my experience)
There are exceptions too! See below for a slew of examples~
“Let’s all meet at training ground three okay?”
In contrast to:
The group headed towards training ground 3.
I don’t think it would look all that nice if the two were switched, right? It’s because technically the training ground is a proper noun, as it is the name given to the plot of land, but when used in a spoken sentence, to have it in a way thqt is not capitalized, I feel should abide by the rules.
100s of shards rained down upon the group, the glass cutting deep into their skin.
Hundreds of shards rained down upon the group, the glass cutting deep into their skin.
Since that one was obvious…
There are instances in which the form of the number will be refered to, such as:
She held up a black card, comepletely blank save for a blood red ‘5’ emblazend on the front.
She held up a black card, comepletely blank save for a blood red five emblazend on the front.
There’s exceptions for things like room numbers, times, counting down, and as said above, titles of things and probably more that my brain refuses to comprehend because I’m throughly sleep deprived, again. Yay me.
Well, I hope that this would help someone, bye!