I know this is a broad ranging, if not a personally touchy subject with some; however, whenever I scan through the posts on this Creative Writing forum, I often wonder if some of the posters are actually serious about having their work published. If some of these posters ever sent their posts to an editor, the editor would look at the first sentence, scratch a huge red X on the entire post and send it back with a note telling him/her to find another career. Writing for publication is so fiercely competitive one has to wonder how serious some of the posters are about writing for publication; as they so often indicate. It could be that some of the posters do not realize how bad their written grammar actually is. I will admit openly that my grammatical skills need a lot of work; however, I really do try to learn how to use a higher level of grammatical skills before posting or submitting any work for the public to read. This even goes for writing a letter to the editor in our local news paper. Okay, now I am ready to eaten for lunch by a dozen or so posters .