In your opinion, in writing, how professional or not is it when a writer (even if angry for whatever reason that day) published a work that contains profanity and calls certain persons idiots? In other words, although there is freedom of speech to write what one thinks, but in your opinion, does it harm that writer's future, in maybe revealing a low IQ, when it is that true writers can write and make a such a point without lowering his/her standards to the point of name calling and profanity, thereby affecting that writer's reputation being called into question?
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gmwilliams, Wow, I am so thrilled you have taken the time to answer this question in such an insightful and intelligent manner! I agree with your every word here. That image really brings it home!!! Enough said. Well, no need for any more answers.
Thank you so much for selecting my answer. Thank you again.
You are so very welcome! Thank you for the great answer.
Hi ChristinS, I agree totally here. Yes, we are all free to write about what we choose to write about, but just to blantantly use unprofessional language (unless in a script for a movie), but in an article just reflects badly on the writer.
Hi rose-the planner, yes, I am all for expressing one's emotions but to attack others when it is not even pertinent to the article, as you state, does irreparable damage to the writer of such. Once it is in print . ..
Hi TIMETRAVELER2, Yes, that is what concerned me the most, is that the writer does not realize his or her reputation is damaged in the field of writing, if it was not script for a movie or anything of the such. Thanks for the great answer! I agree.
Hi Rochelle Frank, thanks so much for answering here! It is good you are patient and understand the why behind the language. Here, I am speaking as relates to an article, for example, "How to get out of debt" ,not creative writing or poetry,
I know you were talking about articles-- just wanted to add that it is not professional in other professions, as well.
Yes, it certainly is not professional either in the instances you have stated here too! Thanks so much! Have a lovely evening.
Hi suzzette, no, on censorship for sure, but I am trying to understand why a writer, just for no other reason than having a bad day, apparantely would bash others when it is not even pertinent to the article written? I am not for censorship at all.
I didn't realize you meant commenting on blogs etc. It is a mean, cruel world and some people are just mean. They are jealous and hurtful people. I feel sorry for them but if it has nothing to do with the article I would just delete them.
Thanks suzzette. I should have been a little more clear. It wasn't anything that I had written on; I just happened to read it in an HP hub, and this question popped into my head as to a writer's reputation. I know we all have bad days, but . . .
Hi DrRebeccaSanders, thank you so much for your insightful comment here. Yes, that is exactly what it seems to me...highly unprofessional and really does not get your point across! I appreciate the great comment here.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hello SavannahEve, thanks for answering! Yes, of course when writing poetry or a script, one must portray the true character of an individual, but when writing a non-fiction article about a subject, then to just interject such profanity or insults?
Wow, tsmog, thanks for the most insightful answer here! I am all for a writer stating his or her views for sure, as I know I love to state mine, but when there appears to be no reason to attack, i.e., those who write recipe hubs, wasn't relevant.
Hello and thank you Faith. I am at a loss with your remark regarding attacking recipe articles. You will have to point out an example for understanding. Personally I like them. I just don't bake, yet . . . who eats it is the question = diabetes
Hi Tony, I totally agree, 100%. It is, as you state, shooting yourself in the foot, and harms your reputation as a writer, when that may be the field in which you wish to work, and any future offers, may not be accepted if this is known. Excellent!
Hi Kiwi Max, thanks so much for answering. Yes, in a non-fiction article to just include unrelated insults to unrelated group of persons that are unrelated to the topic of the article just does not make any sense, at least to me!
Hi Borsia, totally agree in such writings as you have indicated here. I am referring to for example an article on how to sell something and doing such. Thanks for answering!
Faith; there is no room for anything provocative in that type of article writing. As you obviously understand I am talking about fiction writing.
Selling / article writing should always be rated G.
Yes, Dearest Borsia, I should have made that a bit more clear in my question. As I am not speaking of poetry or creative writing, but in articles such as "How to Do such and such . . . " Yes, that is the point I was attempting to make exactly. :