Personal Pronouns

April 28, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

I just don't trust articles that sprinkle "you" throughout the text. "You should", "You will", "You can" all feel like preaching or a lack of conviction. I feel the same about the grotesque use of the pronoun "one".

When I'm editing my work1 and stumble across those pronouns, there's a good chance I'm faking something. It almost always means I lack confidence in a statement or I am extrapolating beyond my experience.

One should avoid You.

  1. Believe it or not I do occasionally edit my posts.