They write because they believe they have a message the world needs to hear. Or perhaps because everyone in their field is publishing books and they do not want to be left out. For others, it is a competition, they write a book a year, maybe two. I have nothing against the proliferation of books by their authors, but would it detract from the message in any way if a spell checker is used?
We all have different talents, and a great orator does not necessarily make a great writer. Some are aware of this, and employ the services of proof readers and editors to ensure that their message is disseminated in a way that does not assault the eyes of their readers. Others believe however, that the anointing upon their message is so great that it will break the yoke of every grammatical error contained therein.
Who will bell the cat? Or who dare tell the emperor that he is strutting around in his birthday suit? We live in such a time of sycophancy that even those who should know better are loath to point out the glaring inaccuracies in such texts. Members of the inner circle bow and scrape along behind the writers, and would think nothing of ostracizing anyone who dares suggest that something is amiss.
And why is there such an insistence to buy this book or that?
15 steps to climbing Mount Zion
21 methods of dry fasting
Unlocking the key to Heaven’s gate
I plucked these titles out of the air, I sincerely hope that they are not in existence somewhere.
‘You must buy this book’ or ‘You can’t afford to be without this book’ is all one seems to hear. What about The Book? The one from which these other books supposedly sprung? Why isn’t there an emphasis on going directly to the source, and finding out what He wrote?
I don’t know why I’m writing about this now. Can it be because of those writers who have reluctantly acceded to the need for editors yet are loath to pay market rates for the services received? Or those who claim they need a proofreader yet what they really need is a ghost-writer who will make sense of their rambling thoughts and make it intelligible for future readers without even being acknowledged in the footnotes?
No, I am not writing from personal experience, but yes this is a pet peeve of mine.
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