I wrote, “What is creativity if it is a straight line?” as a comment to a post Never Post When You’re Overtired, Ahem by Jo Robinson. She gave almost all the reasons to be as you are and not as what you should be.
At the time, I was probably giving her an excuse for most of the reasons I feel guilty about concerning my own writing. And I do have countless of them, errors. 🙂
I commit grammatical faults, not only because I am not an English native but also I was not educated as an English major. My brand of English is an assorted combination of school-based, self-learned, heard from movies and songs, and read from everywhere. Sometimes, I also re-invent meanings for what a particular word should be as I understand it.
What is creativity if it is a straight line?
I see the straight line as the rule of anything: in language it is grammar, in art it is a portrait and in music it is classical. That’s how I feel about the restrictions to creativity.
I am not a linguistic rebel or a proponent of literary chaos. All I need is a little freedom to express myself more creatively. It is a small leeway I ask from the strict norms of grammatical rigidity.
Can I be excused now?