LAW BASICS FOR WRITERS (AKA, ON BEHALF OF ALL LAWYERS, NEVER PUT THESE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING AGAIN)

Author Amie Gibbons

Have you ever watched a show or read a book where the characters are in your profession and the writers just get so many things wrong?  I don’t mean tiny details, I mean the big things that everybody in the profession knows because they are so basic.  Almost like people who make the most obvious of grammar mistakes.  It just makes you twitch to read it. (No, ending a sentence with a preposition does not count as grammatically incorrect anymore, so don’t nail me on that one!)  I read a post recently from a doctor criticizing doctor shows for what they get wrong and just went, “Yes, exactly!”

I watched the beginning of How To Get Away With Murder and only made it through about 10 minutes before I turned it off, it was so bad.  I spent the entire 10 minutes arguing with the TV.  So I thought I’d jot down a few…

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One thought on “LAW BASICS FOR WRITERS (AKA, ON BEHALF OF ALL LAWYERS, NEVER PUT THESE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING AGAIN)

  1. Thanks for the share! I rambled some, and it got kind of long, but this is overall stuff I think writers would like to know.

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