I am currently 6 chapters into my first manuscript. I have posted the first chapter in the Novels section under the the title 'The Rift' in case you need a larger sampling to weigh in on the following question. I am finding that MS Word and my style of writing are constantly bumping heads. I create at least one dreaded green line per paragraph. My style is tense and very descriptive which has leant itself to some encouraging and positive feedback in this forum. For example, this is a piece from Chapter 2: Collapsing forward onto the gear, he invited the darkness to overtake him. The wind twisted in great maelstroms overhead. His tent and thermal blanket knotted and pulled taut around his body, the cold, the noise, the pain, all fading, all except for a smell; a musky scent that abruptly permeated his olfactory, stirring his conscience to an almost cognizant state. This arrangement gets the "Okay" from Word, but only after about 15 minutes of massaging and satisfying the softwares comma fetish. I fought with semicolon placement (I hate semicolons, they seem so factual and technical, and read like an instruction manual), and word usage. So my question is this. When does style trump grammar? Last week I watched a program on t.v. that featured up and coming writers. One of them, was a guy that used not one period in his writing, the last word of each sentence being the first word in the next and so on. I know that this was a special and unique style, but isn't everyones style special and unique? Well maybe not unique, but I think you get what I'm trying to say. How can this guys style be praised and someone else's be shunned because of grammar? I swear I'm going to strictly create audio books from now on.